“This is not the time to be angry; this is not the time to lose your cool because there are enough people doing that right now. So I would choose to say that I believe in the process and I am very optimistic. I am sure ‘Padmavati’ will come out. Once people see the film, they will be proud of it like we are. All of this will be forgotten then,” said the 36-year-old said at an event.
Shahid went on to add, “Our constitution says that you are innocent until proven guilty. Same should be extended to ‘Padmavati’, it should not be considered guilty even before it is provided for people to judge it.”
This is not the first time Shahid’s film has been withheld by Central Board of Film Certification. Last year, ‘Udta Punjab’ met with a similar fate but eventually released and was applauded by fans and critics alike.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Padmavati’ also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.