All shooting activity in the television and film industry came to a halt for 15 mins in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s, Padmavati. The Indian Films and TV Directors' Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, planned a 15-minute blackout in support of the upcoming film, "to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals" on Sunday.
"We strongly protest against the non-institutional bodies who every now and then protest against movies and threaten actors and makers of films. We will keep condemning their actions in a democratic manner. We have faith in our Prime Minister, for justice to Padmavati," said Ashoke Pandit of IFTDA.
The blackout primarily happened at Film city where all the activities came to a halt for 15 mins at 3:30 pm but it was sporadically observed in other shooting locations as well.
We hope all this support pays off and the film releases soon enough!