Superstar Salman Khan finds it confusing to gauge the right and the wrong in the row over Padmavati. However, he said a controversy around a film only leads to loss.The actor addressed the issue at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in partnership with CNN-News18 held in New Delhi on Thursday (30 November).
“No one gains from a controversy around a film, and only leads to loss. The film gets delayed, people panic and refrain from going to theatres. In fact, theatre owners also get scared that the screening of the film might lead to protest outside their cinema halls,” Salman said.
“I don’t think it’s fair to hurt anyone’s sentiments or to comment on a film without seeing it first,” added the actor, who worked with Bhansali in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Padmavati tells the tale of the valour and courage of Rajput queen Rani Padmini. The movie has been under the scanner since its shoot began. Its National Award-winning director was assaulted and the set was vandalised in Jaipur by Rajput organisation Karni Sena over the conjecture that the movie will feature intimate scenes between the characters of Padmini and the invader Alauddin Khilji.