The controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati reached rock bottom, when political parties not only tried to ban the film, but even tried to get the film's lead actress Deepika Padukone murdered for committing the heinous crime of 'playing the role' of Rani Padmini, along with the filmmaker.
The entire country has erupted in outrage at this entire debacle, and have come out in support of Deepika Padukone. Veteran actress and politician Shabana Azmi decided to involve the government and wrote a petition titled 'Deepika Bachao' in order to protect Deepika, a movement that garnered a lot of support in the industry. However, talking about exceptions, Kangana Ranaut who was earlier allegedly lending her support as well, refused to sign the petition.
An official statement was released on behalf of the actor, which said:
"I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur, got a call from my dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms Shabana Azmi, I explained to Anushka that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi's investment in left wing vs right wing politics. I have my own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation in our country, I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called 'Deepika Bachao' lead by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied, seems to be one of them. Anushka understood but I am glad they reached out to me, like I said Deepika has all my support I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone's support."
It is obvious that Kangana isn't very happy about Shabana Azmi's family (by that we essentially mean Farhan Akhtar) defaming her in the much public legal battle that was raging between her and Hrithik Roshan.