People should focus on real issues Esha Gupta
Condemning the outcry and death threats against Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali over their upcoming film Padmavati, actor Esha Gupta says such an extreme reaction is never given when something as grave as rape happens in India.
Padmavati, based on the life of queen Padmini, has been in the eye of the storm from past one year with various Rajput groups alleging Sanjay Leela Bhansali has distorted history. From demands to ban the film to now open death threats (including from political groups), things have only gotten uglier for the team of Padmavati.
When asked about her opinion, Esha told mediapersons, “In India, right now no one says, ‘We will ban this or that,’ when rape happens but a film is getting so much mileage because even these people know that they will get mileage out of a movie but not out of a rape that happens. They don’t think rape is that important. They should focus on actual social issues.”