Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar has now come in support of Deepika Padukone’s role in the controversial movie Padmavati. She spoke on television during an interview that art gives freedom to people, and that actors do not write the scripts, they do their job. Manushi also praised Deepika, saying that any role that she plays “she’s very into it”. This isn’t the first time that Manushi has defended Deepika; speaking to the media previously about the topic of the bounties held on the actress’ head by the fringe groups, she said that “Indian Women face challenges head on”.
Manushi’s comments have been encouraging and reassuring at a time when Deepika Padukone has been verbally attacked by people on national news channels, and as the controversy has gone beyond the national boundaries. It also seems that Manushi is excited to start her career in Bollywood and that things like freedom of speech is an important thing for her.
Considering the support that Deepika has been getting for her stand for her movie, it should be an example for others who like to attack the actors in the matters of controversies, because most of them just want to do their part and are often not involved with the vision of the director.