Sonam Kapoor on Padmaavat protests: Hope no other film faces protests like these

Sonam Kapoor, who made her Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya, says she wishes him and his film the best.

bollywood Updated: Jan 14, 2018 18:51 IST
Press Trust of India
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Sonam Kapoor will be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in PadMan on January 25..(AFP)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is finally releasing on January 25 after a long struggle with the censor board and actor Sonam Kapoor says she hopes no film faces the same fate as the upcoming period drama.

The 32-year-old actor, who made her debut with Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007, wished the filmmaker all the best for the movie.

“I haven’t worked with him (Bhansali) for 10 years since my first film released. I have been in touch with him. I wish him all the best for his film. I hope the film releases and I won’t wish this (protest) on anybody,” Sonam told PTI.

Her next release Padman is all set for box office clash with Padmaavat.

The officials at Viacom18 Motion Pictures, producer of the controversy-ridden film, confirmed the release date as January 25 but are yet to make an official announcement.

Sonam hopes the R Balki-directed film would help eliminate the stigma surrounding menstruation.

Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar pose for a photograph during a promotional event in Mumbai. (AFP)

“There is lot of stigma attached to menstrual hygiene and hopefully a film like this will change the mindset of people to an extent and even create awareness. I hope India is progressing towards a better future.

“The idea to make any kind of art be it films or anything is to reach out to more people and propagate something to change. Any change would be a welcome with our film,” she said.

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First Published: Jan 14, 2018 18:51 IST