The heart and intent of `Padmavati` is good: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama ‘Padmavati’ have been the talk of the town ever since it was announced but Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor says the film is made with ‘good’ intention.

The ‘Haider’ star recently spoke to media on the sidelines of Big Zee Entertainment Award.

When asked if certain scenes have been changed post the attack by certain groups that alleged distortion of history over the depiction of queen Padmavati, Shahid said, “According to me, I have not shot any scene which has been changed. I think there were a lot of presumptions about the film people were presuming there are things in the film.”

“The clarification was given that those things are not in the film. I hope when people see the film, they realise that the heart of the film and intent of the film is very good.”

“This country and the people who live in it, and specially the area we are talking about in the film, will be glorified and shown beautifully. I play a Rajput king and my character, I feel, will be admired and appreciated by people.”

Bhansali’s magnum-opus also stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padulone and Aditi Rao Hydari in key roles and is slated to release on November 17. (ANI)