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'This Is Common In Our Society,' Kangana Ranaut On Padmavati Row

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| December 8 , 2017 , 19:32 IST

'Queen' fame Kangana Ranaut has earlier refused to sign the petition filed by veteran actress Shabana Azmi which supported Deepika Padukone against the threats hurled at her by fringe groups for portraying the character of Rani Padmini in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati'.

Upon being questioned by her response, Kangana clarified her stand stating that he supports Deepika in the ordeal but didn't sign the petition as the initiative was led the lady who once "character assassinated" her referring to her row with Hrithik Roshan.

In the latest statement, the 'Rangoon' actress has called the 'Padmavati' controversy and life-threatening statements directed at Deepika and Bhansali "not surprising". While attending Reebok's Fit To Fight Awards on Thursday, when the actress was asked to address the issue, she has interesting answers.

Kangana said, "It is absolutely wrong, but I feel it is not something which is very surprising. When my sister was in school, she faced an acid attack from a student and now when I am in a professional environment, a superstar is trying to put me behind bars. So, this is very common that happens in our society."

She further added, "I feel we should not attack individuals, we should attack patriarchy and chauvinism. For individuals, we can call them out and say whatever you are doing is not right."

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"But I feel this is not restricted only to boys, it implies to girls as well, so we have to attack that view point and we are doing it whether with our work, speech or films. And that is why I feel films are an important medium, because we as an industry can reach out to people only through our films."

Kangana is currently shooting for her own period drama called 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', which might not face the similar protests in future. When asked about the difference between her and Deepika's film, she said, "Our film is a different film."

Further talking about her film, Ranaut said, "I think we should honour real heroes like Rani Lakshmibai, which we are doing through our film. In future as well, we will make an effort in that direction and all we need is support from the media."

Her answers reflected how proud the actress is at being the part of the period drama. She said, " It's a film about a warrior queen who fought against British empire. I feel we should feel ashamed that we didn't make any film earlier based on her life."

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles. The story revolves around the queen Padmini of Chittore, her husband Rawal Ratan Singh and the adversities they face while fighting the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji. The new release date is yet to be unveiled by the filmmakers.