The arson attack on Padmavati sets has sent shockwaves all across the film industry and it's quite surprising to see celebs remain mum about the situation. When Meryl Streep spoke out at the Oscars this year, B-town celebs were going gaga over her and praised her for her boldness. Sadly, the same celebs remain quiet when attacks happen inside their own country and against their own film industry.
Taapsee Pannu has lashed out against the arsonists that brought the Padmavati sets down and opened up to Bollywood Hungama, "The whole Meryl Streep incident that happened when she spoke, a lot of people from the media questioned our actors that why we don't have an opinion, why we don't speak out. If we say anything, stones are pelted at our house. We are the ones in danger, we need security after that. That didn't happen to Meryl Streep. We do wanna speak out, a film like Spotlight was made in US, released in US, can you imagine a film like that in India."
"Padmavati is not even about religion still it is being created as if religious thing, community war that is happening. If you are comparing actors then kindly give the freedom to actors to be like that. I am just comparing Spotlight to something which is not even remotely close. Spotlight didn't mince words, it was direct. It can never happen in India. Before even Padmavati is complete all this is happening, just imagine once it is complete."
Now that Taapsee Pannu has spoken out against the attackers, we hope other Bollywood stars will come out and join hands against the arsonists. The film-makers of Padmavati have filed an FIR with the police and the investigations are currently in progress.