Condemning the death threats on Bollywood actress, Deepika Padukone, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Esha Gupta said that such kind of reaction from the public is expected while rape cases in India and not movies. Karni Sena and other Rajput communities have threatened to behead the lead actress, Deepika Padukone and the director of the movie, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. They have also threatened to burn the theatres which will screen Padmavati not only in India but throughout the world.
Esha expressed her views saying that people should concentrate more on social issues of the country instead of condemning the movies or threatening the actors. Targeting several Rajput communities and political leaders, Esha said that such acts should not be encouraged in the country. Although Esha is known for her unmatched personality and beauty, netizens did not spare her.
According to a report in Republic, Esha said that people who focus on the film do not want to focus on real issues and that no one says ban this or that when a rape happens. Here is how people bashed her.
How can someone ban rape!
Is rape legal today?
Use some brains!
Think before you give a statement!
Nobody supports Rape!
Although Esha gave a good opinion, but the way she constructed her statement has left people enraged.