While condemning the attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the crew of Padmavati in Jaipur on Friday, the BJP’s official spokesperson expresses deep regret at the filmmaker’s failure to do the right thing.
“He should’ve lodged an FIR against the people responsible for this outrage. There would have been immediate action against the miscreants.The culprits would have been booked and taken into custody. By not doing an FIR, the director has done disservice to his film. This lack of action against criminal behaviour will encourage other fringe groups to take the law into their hands,” says BJP spokesperson Shaina N.C.
However she is in full support of Sanjay Bhansali. “I can understand his reluctance to take this matter any further.When you’ve gone through what he has it is natural to be shaken. MrBhansali is a creative person. To be subjected to this sort of violence is beyond all description of civilized behaviour.”
Shaina feels the miscreants were completely mistaken in their zeal. “They do not represent any section of the Government’s ideology or principles. They are fringe sections doing their own thing and we certainly do not endorse their unruly behaviour.”
When reminded that Bhansali was roughed up in a BJP-run state Shaina says, “That’s true. But like I said for any action to be taken the director had to first report the matter . But now there will be an inquiry only then can action be taken.As for the miscreants if they had an issue, any kind of issue, regarding the film they should’ve taken legal recourse.We do not approve of lawless behaviour in a democracy. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a reputed filmmaker. Who are these people to suspect his respect for our history?”