Holding Filmmakers to Ransom Needs to Stop: Deepika on ‘Padmavati’

Deepika Padukone has been the only member of the Padmavati team who has unabashedly made public statements on the controversy, refusing to be cowed into silence or making placatory comments. And now the actor has reiterated the need for the government to protect films and filmmakers.

In an interview to Filmfare, Deepika commented on how people from the film industry are held to ransom no matter what the issue was, and how that needs to stop.

Deepika Padukone, Actor belong to this land as much as anyone else. So why are we held responsible for anything political or otherwise that goes on here and have our films held on ransom? Really, it has to st

She also talked about the amount of research gone into creating Padmavati. “When you pick up one line from a chapter and turn it into a beautiful story, it's exciting. Her journey, her sacrifice for her honour, for her people, for the honour of the Rajputs... the story needed to be told," she said.

Deepika also opened up on her relationship with rumoured beau Ranveer Singh.

“When we’re with each other, we do not need anyone or anything else. We are comfortable in each other’s presence.”

Deepika Padukone with Ranveer Singh.

When asked about her plans to “settle down”, she said:

“I can’t put a year to it. Honestly, I’ve never been able to do anything that is time bound. I believe relationships have their way of unfolding. As far as my equation with him is concerned, I am sure that will unfold in its own manner. I can’t wait to be a homemaker. Because from the time I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to be that. I’ve always wanted to start a family.”

(Source: Filmfare)

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