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Deepika Approaches Smriti Irani Against Attack on ‘Padmavati’ Rangoli

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Surat, October 20: Actress Deepika Padukone on Wednesday urged Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani to take action against the attackers who ruined artist Karan Ks rangoli depicting a poster of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” here.

“Absolutely heartbreaking to see the recent attack on artist Karan and his artwork! Disgusting and appalling to say the least,” Deepika tweeted, along with photographs showcasing the before and after of the “attack”.

“Who are these people? Who is responsible for their actions? For how long are we going to let this go on? Allow them to take law into their own hands and attack our freedom and right to individual expression time and again,” questioned the actress, who essays the title role in the historical drama.

Deepika then tagged Irani and wrote: “This has to stop now and action must be taken! Smriti Irani.”

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On October 15, Karan tagged Deepika on the micro-blogging site and wrote: “A crowd of 100 people cried Jai Shri Ram and rubbed out my 48 hours intense work!”

The artist also shared two photographs on social media. In one image, he can be seen making a rangoli inspired by the poster of the film, while the other shows the artwork completely vandalized by attackers.

“Padmavati” also features Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

In the film, Deepika plays the role of Rajput queen Padmavati, while Shahid will be seen as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer will essay the role of Alauddin Khilji.

During its production, the film witnessed many ups and downs.

Earlier this year, activists of Shri Rajput Karni Sena assaulted Bhansali and vandalized the movie’s Jaipur set over alleged distortions in the film’s script.

They were forced to move to Maharashtra to continue shooting. Still, an outdoor set of the historic period drama in Kolhapur was burnt down after two dozen unidentified people torched it.

The Shri Rajput Karni Sena has maintained it will oppose screening of the film if the facts are “distorted”.

“Padmavati”, presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions, is set for a December 1 release. (IANS)

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Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut Turn up The Heat at Cannes 2018

Bold and daring, Deepika, Kangana raise fashion bar at Cannes

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Deepika Padukone at Cannes 2018 (IANS)

Bold colours, style and cuts with daring plunging necklines and over the top looks were the mainstay for Bollywood actresses Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

After making a statement in sheer ensembles for their first red carpet look earlier this week, they grabbed attention with their appearance on Friday.

Kangana gave the girly gown a miss for a retro-inspired sequinned jumpsuit with a daring neckline, from the label Nedo By Nedret Tacirogl. She let her natural curls add to the dramatic look, elevated by her heavily done smokey eyes. The actress is being hosted here by Grey Goose, which is celebrating cinematic excellence through its global platform for the celebration of cinematic craft, Vive Le Cinema.

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Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut at Cannes (IANS)

The “Queen” star, who had earlier in the day stepped out in a pair of pants, brassiere and a coat, walked the red carpet of the film jamboree for the screening of “Jiang Hu Er Nv” by Jia Zhang-KE. this was her second red carpet appearance where she chose to wear a retro inspired outfit by Nedo By Nedret Taciroglu that had a plunging neckline.

On the other hand, Deepika’s second look at the red carpet as L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador, made heads turn as she stepped out in an elaborate shocking pink feathered jumpsuit by Ashi Studio Couture. She upstaged her look by teaming it with emerald stone Chopard jewels and a neat braided bun. For her look, she went with light smokey eyes and a nude lip, keeping the rest of the make-up luminescent.

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“Dreams really do come true… Cannes 2018,” Deepika Padukone posted on the instagram along with her look of the photo. (IANS)

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