As death threats and warnings of physical harm by radical elements are marked, the entire film industry came forward to rally around Deepika Padukone.
According to a source, “It was Shabana Azmi who initiated a campaign in the film industry. She got every major actress to sign a petition to the Prime Minister asking for Deepika’s safety and protection. The actresses who signed the petition included Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, her sister Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and many others. All of them willingly signed the petition.”
But Shabana was stumped when it came to Kangana, “Kangana refused point blank. She said an outright no to signing the petition, much to Shabana’s shock and annoyance,” says the source.
Kangana and Deepika have a history of hostility. The source added, “What came as a clincher was the complete silence of the industry including Deepika, when Kangana battled Hrithik Roshan. Kangana probably feels no need to extend her support to anyone since no one supported her. And, she is not all wrong.”