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‘Padmavati’ celebrates India, says Shahid Kapoor

Bollywood star, who plays Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in the upcoming period film, says everyone will be proud of the film when they see it

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Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays the character of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in forthcoming magnum opus Padmavati, says the film celebrates India.

“All I can say is that that we are ready to release the film on December 1. I really feel it’s a film that everybody will be proud of because it celebrates India, our culture and what we stand for,” he said, responding to the opposition of the film by some political parties. “It shows everybody who is from this country in the most amazing light and that is the endeavour of this film. I feel people will truly see that when they will watch the film.”

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

But the actor says the “right thing to do at this point of time is to allow right authorities to deal with it.

“Sanjay Leela Bhansali (the director) and everybody who is at the helm of affairs need us to not really comment on it because we need to contain the situation,” he said.

Padmavati is one of the biggest film of this year in terms of budget, scale and performances.