In the last few months, India witnessed a large-scale protest against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat.
It all began when director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked by the Karni Sena representatives. The protest took a critical turn when a BJP leader from Haryana declared a bounty of Rs 5 crore on Bhansali and Deepika Padukone's heads.
Although the Supreme Court has declared that the movie will release all across India on January 25, there are people who are willing to give up their lives to get the film banned.
While there are a group of bodies who are busy making sure that Padmaavat doesn't release, here is a female actor who has brought to attention some prominent points.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, film Padmaavat is based on a poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi about 500 years ago. It is an account of a Rajput queen of Chittor who decided to perform Jauhar rather than being captured by Allaudin Khilji.
Now the controversy is that many Rajputs believe that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is portraying her in a bad light and thus the film needs to be banned.
Earlier, the film was banned in states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Haryana, but the Supreme Court recently stayed the order.
Amidst all these clashes is Hum Aapke Hain Koun actor Renuka Shahane who decided to take to Facebook to express her opinion.
Renuka Shahane posted photographs of herself bearing posters. In the first photograph, she is carrying a poster of Karni Sena protestors who want the film to be banned. A red cross has been marked on the poster to highlight that a film's release is not something that you should be fighting against.
In the other three photographs, we can see Renuka Shahane demanding a ban on some serious problems that our country is facing.
Renuka Shahane's placards demand a ban on rape, female foeticide and sexual molestation.
Her post gathered more than 4,000 shares in 17 hours. This is how audience is reacting to Renuka Shahane's post...
Earlier in November 2017, Renuka Shahane shared her views on the Ryan School murder case. She said, "The rich parents, the management of the school and the Gurugram police who did such a shoddy job, didn't mind making a scapegoat of an innocent man whose only crime was his poverty."
Not just this, in February 2017, she stressed on how important it is to educate children about the biological, emotional and physiological changes concerning the menstrual cycle.
Well, do you think Renuka Shahane is doing the right job? Is the nation truly creating buzz around a futile topic? Share your views in the comment section.
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