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Padmavati row: Despite threats, Ranveer Singh is '200%' with Bhansali

The actor, however, refused to say anything more on the subject, saying that all communication in that regard will come from the producers.

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Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of Padmavati, today said he stands by the film and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali "200%" despite the controversy surrounding it.

"I am 200% with the film and I stand by it as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali," Ranveer Singh told reporters at the inauguration of a high-end sports apparel store.

"Given that it is a very sensitive time right now, I have been specifically asked not to say anything. Whatever official communication regarding the film needs to be made, you will receive it from the producers."

Before any further questions could be put to him on Padmavati, the actor added: "Thank you very much for coming out today and before some ruckus happens here, I need to get out."

Ranveer Singh plays Delhi sultan Alauddin Khilji in the film which Bhansali has characterized as a tribute to the valour of the legendary Rajput queen Padmini aka Padmavati.

The film is in the eye of a storm following protests from some conservative groups over alleged tampering of historical facts, a claim Bhansali has denied.

The film's release, which was earlier slated for 1 December, has been deferred as the filmmakers are yet to secure a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

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