I was heartbroken by the attack on a rangoli says Deepika

Vastavam web: Raising questions of freedom of expression, Deepika Padukone today said she was heartbroken by the attack on a rangoli inspired by her upcoming film “Padmavati” and drew Union minister Smriti Irani’s attention to the incident.The rangoli in a Surat mall was vandalised earlier this week. It had taken rangoli artist Karan 48 hours to make it.”Absolutely heart breaking to see the recent attack on artist Karan and his artwork! Disgusting and appalling to say the least!” she posted along with a photograph of the rangoli.
The actor, who plays the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, said such attacks muzzled the freedom of expression.”This has to stop now and action must be taken @smritiirani,” she said on Twitter.This is not the first time that Bhansali’s film on the fabled Rajput princess has found itself in trouble.Last month, members of the Karni Sena burnt posters of the film after the first look of the main characters — Padmavati (Deepika), Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and Allaudin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) was released.