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Padmavati row: Kapil Sharma condemns death threats against Deepika Padukone
Comedian Kapil Sharma, too, has his share of opinion regarding the fire and fury surrounding the most controversial film of the year 'Padmavati'.

The 36-year old stand-up comedian-turned-actor recently said that artistes shouldn't have to deal with threats. He also felt that the censor board would do justice to the film.

The comic actor didn't sound positive regarding the dispute going around the film. The rumpus which has been created over the depiction of characters recently went an extra mile after a Haryana BJP leader announced a bounty of Rs 10 crore on the heads of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone, who plays Rani Padmini in the film.

Talking to ANI, the comedian-turned-actor who was in Delhi recently for the promotion of his film "Firangi" said that those who have been protesting against the Padmavati have all the right to express their displeasure but cannot issue threats.

According to sources, the actor said, "Nobody has seen the Padmavati yet and I feel Censor Board is there is to look up into the matter. If there is anything objectionable, then the board keeping in mind the sentiments of people, should remove it. I strongly condemn death threats given to artists. Artists are not at any fault, they just do their work."

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a well know and acclaimed director famous for the work he has done in the past. Padmavati has been under controversy ever since the shooting of the film started. Various conservative fringe groups like the Karni Sena and people from the Rajput community have been protesting against Bhansali's magnum opus for twisting historical facts. The conflict continues but the director has always denied any distortion of history in his period drama.

The film is yet to be released. The release of the film was deferred indefinitely from the original date of December 1 until the film is finally granted a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

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