Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone seeks divine help, visits Siddhivinayak temple. See pics
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Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone seeks divine help, visits Siddhivinayak temple. See pics

Deepika Padukone visited Siddhivinayk temple in Mumbai and sought blessings for her upcoming film, Padmaavat. See pics inside.

Padmavati Row Updated: Jan 23, 2018 16:30 IST
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Deepika Padukone comes out of the Siddhivinayak temple.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Deepika Padukone visited Siddhivinayak temple to seek blessings on Tuesday as she gears up for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat.

The film has been at the centre of controversies ever since the shooting began in January last year. Fringe groups alleged distortion of history in the film and even issued death threats to . Based on Mohammad Jayasi’s poem Padmavat, the film also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.

Deepika visited the temple amid heavy police security. She is seen wearing an off-white salwar-suit and paired it up with a yellow chadar.

Deepika Padukone arrives at the Siddhivinayak temple to seek blessings from the Hindu God Lord Ganpati for her upcoming Bollywood movie Padmavat. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Deepika Padukone during her visit to Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai. (IANS)
Deepika being escorted at Siddhivinayak. (IANS)
Deepika during a visit to Siddhivinayak in Mumbai. (IANS)
Deepika at Siddhivinayak in Mumbai. (IANS)
Deepika during her visit to Siddhivinayak. (IANS)
Deepika Padukone at Siddhivinayak. (IANS)

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The period drama is slated to release this Friday.

The Supreme Court, last week paved the way for all- India release of Padmaavat by staying notifications/ orders issued by the Rajasthan and Gujarat governments prohibiting exhibition of the film on the ground of law and order.

However, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh had filed a plea seeking modification in the top court’s order. The SC, on Tuesday, refused to modify its earlier order which had cleared the decks for the nationwide release of the magnum opus, saying people must understand that orders of the apex court have to be “abided with”.

The film, starring Deepika, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, was slated for release on December 1 last year, but was postponed as the makers could not obtain a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) then.

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First Published: Jan 23, 2018 14:12 IST