The megastar has ‘accused’ the ace-director of ‘offending’ him, India Time reported.
“Don’t know about others but Sanjay Leela Bhansali has definitely offended me,” Salman said, teasing the director in a lighthearted manner.
“I gave him two hits but he still chose Shah Rukh Khan for Devdas,” he said, on a lighter note.
Expressing his views on Bhansali’s upcoming movie Padmavati and the controversies it is surrounded with, Salman said:
“Nobody but only the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the court will decide on Padmavati.”
“Yes, it is not right to hurt anyone’s sentiments but at the same time, it is not fair to comment on the film without seeing it. Everyone must respect the verdict of the censor board.”
Padmavati controversy is at its peak.
Even a day before its initial release date there is no sign of calm. A few celebrities have come out in the open to lend their support to Bhansali’s film.
Salman, who has earlier worked with the filmmaker in Khamoshi (1996) and Hum Dil Chuke Sanam (1999), has also said that Bhansali is a responsible filmmaker and will not make a film that will offend anyone.
Speaking at the Hindustan Times Summit, the actor further pointed out how the controversies and negativity around a film are detrimental to the entire industry and works against all those people who work in it.
“Whenever there is a controversy around a film, there is a lot of loss. People panic, and refrain from going to theatres,” said Salman.
The actor urged all the groups involved in the Padmavati controversy to stop protesting without watching the film first.
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