Deepika hits Swara Bhaskar below the belt

New Delhi, Feb 2: The climax of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum-opus Padmaavat has created a sort of storm all across India. However, many were impressed by the finale scene, which features Padmavati (played by Deepika Padukone) walking in anger as other women join her to commit self-immolation, but some slammed it for glorifying the practice of Sati and Jauhar.

A few days back, actor Swara Bhaskar called out the film's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in an open letter, saying "your act of thoughtlessly glorifying this misogynistic criminal practice is something you ought to answer for, Sir." 

Recently, when suiltry beauty Deepika was asked about her opinion on the same, the actor said, "she probably missed the disclaimer at the beginning of the film."

"You probably went out to buy some popcorn and missed the initial disclaimers that come out," Deepika was quoted as saying by Bombay Times.

Deepika said that people should understand that the film "was set in an era- in the 12th and 13th century when rituals (Jauhar) like this were practised."

Padmaavat has smashed many box office records and have already garnered over 300 crore all over the globe.