Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Kangana Ranaut Supports Deepika Padukone, But Won't Sign Shabana Azmi's Petition

Kangana Ranaut Supports Deepika Padukone, But Won't Sign Shabana Azmi's Petition

Kangana Ranaut is known for speaking her heart out and this time the actress did the same.

There was just one woman in the list of the top ten most followed Indians on Twitter: Deepika Padukone.

Reports suggested that the actor has refused to sign a letter written by Shabana Azmi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the threats made by right wing Hindu outfits to Deepika's upcoming film, Padmavati.

"It was Shabana Azmi who initiated a campaign in the film industry".

Reportedly, the actresses who have signed, and none of these names have been officially confirmed, include Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Konkona Sen Sharma, apart from Shabana Azmi and Anushka Sharma. Veteran actress Shabana Azmi too has expressed her solidarity by starting a petition Deepika Bachao. "All of them willingly signed the petition", Deccan Chronicle reports a source revealing. "Once they sign, we will be taking the matter forward". In response, Shabana Azmi created a petition to support Deepika, and almost every major actress in the inudstry has signed the petition, including Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan and more. However it seems this may be a case of tit for tat according to the source who added, "What came as a clincher was the complete silence of the industry including Deepika, when Kangana battled Hrithik Roshan".

In her usual forthright and blunt way, Kangana asserted that Deepika has all her support, but she was wary of Shabana's investment in left wing vs right wing politics. Kangana probably feels no need to extend her support to anyone since no one supported her. But, it was shockingly turned down by Kangana Ranaut, who's now working on Krish's Manikarnika.

"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", Kangana was quoted by Bollywood Life.

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