Superstar Deepika Padukone is the only film personality from India to feature in Time magazines 100 most influential people’s list. She has already headed for New York where she will attend the gala celebratory ceremony. Broadly speaking Deepika has a filmography which would not even stand on the same planet as Aamir Khan or Amitabh Bachchan but the hype of Padmaavat has given her a whole new stature. Movie is called by the name of her character because she was the reason of conflict but her performance was not as par as Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh who had immense intensity during battle scenes.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali should have been the one on any list of influential people and not an actress who did her part in the film but the film itself is so much more than that. Due to the film she became such a big star today and is getting invited to these auspicious ceremonies but it’s really the controversy around the film that has given it a new hype altogether. She did a wonderful job in the film but so do 20 other actors in an year except nobody puts a bounty on their head of 5 crores and wants them dead in public.
Trouble she went through was not because she did something novel socio-politically to change the nation into something better but because of violent activists who took offense in something which literally was not even there. All she did was to act in the film for which she was paid handsomely but the gooning effect around that film which showcased her someone very powerful where the truth is that she did not even come in front of the media once to oppose what was happening in her country due to this film. All the decisions were made by producers in the direction of getting the film released and nothing else.