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Aparna Sen condemns attack on 'Padmavati' set: 'It's shameful'

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Director Aparna Sen has today condemned the vandalism on the set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmavati" in Kolhapur by calling it "shameful".

Around 20 unidentified people torched the costumes and the animal feed kept there for the horses featuring in the period drama yesterday.

Bhansali had faced a similar problem in January when members of Rajput Karni Sena disrupted the shooting in and allegedly misbehaved with him.

"I think it's shameful that a director's freedom of expression is being curbed in this manner. Who are these so called moral guardians of Hinduism?," Sen told PTI.

"The incident showed a great lapse on the part of administration. When you are in governance you have to control these elements in society. It is part of your responsibility," she added.

Karan Johar, Vikramaditya Motwane and S S Rajamouli have also backed Bhansali and said that freedom of speech is a fundamental right and as an artiste, he should have the liberty to realise his dream.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 20:58 IST