Its strange how a movie has become a soft target of several controversies at the moment. From getting involved in a political row to becoming a source of death threats for actress and director of the movie, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’sPadmavatihas created a storm much before its release.
Every day, some or the other group/organisation announce a bounty on Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s head. It’s interesting how they are allegedly fighting for the honour of Queen Padmini by disgracing another woman. Irony has definitely died a silent death.
It angers a lot of people, including us, to see the furore surrounding the film. Twinkle Khan AKA Mrs. Funnybones, who often makes a strong point with her sense of humour, recently took a dig at the Haryana BJP leader who offered Rs. 10 crore to the person who beheads Deepika and SLB.
Meanwhile, the release date ofPadmavatihas been postponed with no definite date as of yet. Earlier, the movie was scheduled to release on Dec. 1.
Because we’re journalists, we’re impatient. We want to gather the news as quickly as possible, using any technological resource available. And when we’re as sure of the story as we can be, we want to share it immediately, in whatever way reaches the most people. The Internet didn’t plant these ideas in our heads. We’ve always been this way.