Deepika Padukone has been receiving death threats for Padmavati. While the film has been indefinitely delayed, Shabana Azmi, along with the leading ladies of Bollywood (Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Kangana Ranaut among others) has brought out a Deepika Bachao petition that will be presented to those in powers in regard to Padukone’s safety.
But after a turn of events, looks like Kangana Ranaut will not be signing the petition. In a recent statement, she said, “I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur when I got a call from dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms. Shabana Azmi. I explained to her that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left-wing Vs right-wing politics. I have my own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation in our country. I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called Deepika Bachao led by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied by influential men, seems to be one of them. Anushka understood but I am glad they reached out to me like I said Deepika has all my support I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone’s support.”
Well, we sure do agree with Ranaut! Do you?