‘Padmavati’ row: Salman comes out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Mumbai, Nov 14: Superstar Salman Khan has come out in support of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus “Padmavati”, saying that the film should not be judged before it is seen.

The 51-year-old actor, who has collaborated with Bhansali on films such as “Khamoshi”, “Hum Dil Chuke Sanam” and “Saawariya”, said Bhansali was a great filmmaker.

“No decision should be made without seeing the film Padmavati. Sanjay Leela Bhansali makes lovely films and there is nothing wrong with his movies,” Salman told Network 18.

Bhansali has been facing trouble since he started shooting for the movie. The set of the movie was vandalised twice — in Jaipur and Kolhapur — and the director was roughed up by members of Karni Sena during the Jaipur schedule of the film earlier this year.

Rajput groups and some BJP members have accused Bhansali of distorting facts in the movie, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The film is scheduled to be released on December 1.

Bhansali has already issued an appeal to clarify that there is no dream sequence between Deepika’s Padmavati and Ranveer’s Khilji as claimed by Rajput groups.