Amid the controversies surrounding his film Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor said that creative people in Bollywood should not be scared as art does not come from a space of fear. We all know that both Bhansali and Deepika have received death threats for being a part of the film.
Shahid Kapoor told reporters, “Udta Punjab’ was not a period film, there was so much controversy around it. I don’t think scared is the right word. I don’t think creative people should be scared because you can’t create if you are constricted.”
“You can’t create unless you feel liberated and open, and I think art is a reflection of society at large.”
“It is important to express yourself with a certain sense of freedom, especially in a democracy. Everybody is concerned, the whole fraternity has expressed a lot of concern because there is enough that you deal with when your film is coming out, there are issues like piracy and there are a lot of other issues, larger issues that one is dealing with.”
Shahid: “Thank you to everyone who came out in support of Padmavati”
Shahid further added:
“I am very thankful to everybody who has spoken for ‘Padmavati’… Sometimes there has been anger, sometimes people have been emotional, sometimes they have been very logical in breaking it down, but there are a lot of people from the fraternity who have come out and spoken for the film.”