Deepika Padukone defends Padmaavat Controversy Jauhar Scene

Mina Muzumdar |Jan 03, 2019

Deepika Padukone comes to defense of the jauhar scene after it came under heavy flak.

When the big hit of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, Padmaavat, first released, the controversial film made headlines for a few reasons. Firstly, Rajput outfits on the film was accused of distorting history. Furthermore, the film provoked heavy criticism for “glorifying” jauhar (self-immolation) as Rani Padmavati commit jauhar after her husband's death.

Deepika, starred the lead female character, queen Rani Padmavati, however, shower with glowing praises for her performance. In an interaction with the media, when being asked if the controversy made her re-think about her decision, Deepika said: “"No. We are telling a story. It's not as if I'm taking to the streets and telling them to commit jauhar. Obviously, I did not endorse it. But for the character, that happened, fortunately or unfortunately.

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Despite all of the argument over the film, Padmaavat was still the biggest blockbuster in 2018 when it earned Rs 300 crore at the box office.

Talking about marrying the love of her life, Ranveer Singh who played opposite her in the blockbuster, Deepika shared:

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The beautiful couple took the nuptial vow in the picturesque Lake Como, Italy last November under the presence of family member and close friends.

2018 marked a successful year of Deepika both in life and career. She also becomes the first women to enter top-five of Forbes’s richest Indian celebrity list.

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