Actor Shahid Kapoor said the cast and crew of ‘Padmaavat’ had to be “politically correct” as the film was embroiled in a prolonged controversy and that they had to keep a lot of “emotions” in check.
Shahid said the team had to endure a lot in “these past one-and-a-half years”.
“We missed out on a lot of things. We had to make lots of sacrifices. We had to learn to keep a lot of emotions in our hearts for one-and-a-half years in check. We had to be politically correct. The film had to go through a lot. But, today we feel vindicated,” said Shahid.
The film, which is based on 16th Century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s ‘Padmaavat’, got engulfed in controversy after various Rajput groups, including the Karni Sena, alleged that it distorts history, a claim repeatedly denied by Bhansali.
Shahid rued the film was not released in some parts of the country such as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa, but he was glad that it was being loved wherever it had released.
“We are very, very happy and grateful. This country has always supported good films and that’s what has happened. The love and result has been more than what I expected,” he said.