Actress Anupriya Goenka, recently seen in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and ‘Padmaavat’.
Talking about Jauhar scene in ‘Padmaavat’ eventually garnered so much criticism, Anupriya said, “Sanjay sir has taken inspiration from the 13th century.”
“So according to his sensibilities, he has tried to match it as close to as it was. Now, anybody in the public has the right to have an opinion. Any discussion is healthy in that way,” she said.
She says, “But, it is a story based on the 13th century when practice of Jauhar did exist. It was because that was the choice women had. If they were taken captive, they would’ve been subjected to brutality by the perpetrators. And I feel dying with honour was far better than that life.”
She Continues, “Now, it cannot be addressed and compared to a 20th century when there are other options. There is a chance to escape and have a better life. So the comparison doesn’t make any sense. Secondly, I’m sure our audiences are intelligent enough to see it as a cinematic experience and not get influenced by Jauhar in the wrong way today.”
“If we start drawing such parallels and become so conscious, then we can never show murder or any heinous activity onscreen. We would always be scared of influencing minds in a negative manner,” she added.
She played Rani Nagmati, the first wife of Shahid Kapoor’s character Maharawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat.
While she was last seen in Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, where she played nurse Poorna.–CINEWS