In response, Ranveer shared an emotional message on social media saying that he was "overwhelmed" and feels "immensely blessed" to be part of the film.
On Thursday, the supreme court agreed to hear a contempt of court petition against the Karni Sena as well as the governments of Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, for disobeying its orders to permit Padmaavat to be screened without violence or hindrance.
"As of now (till Thursday evening), no untoward incidents have been reported in the state".
According to news reports, three malls and a standalone theatre complex came under attack in Ahmedabad. As a results of protests, multiplex owners in Gujray have refused to screen the film. "Four cases have been lodged with the Vastrapur and Satellite police station regarding the matter, under Attempt to Murder, Damage to Public property, Rioting etc". Charred remains of many two-wheelers can be seen in the video. Screening was also impacted in some other centres.
Even school children in Gurgaon, Haryana were not spared. In Gurugram, one horrific incident also saw a private school bus being attacked with stones.
The video of frightened students crouching inside their school bus as the terrorists smashed the window glasses before burning another government bus had gone viral.
"It is a huge loss for us, because this is a big film that we would have liked to show in our theatres, Sandeep Jain, who owns seven theatres in Madhya Pradesh, told Reuters by telephone".
While various Hindu and Rajput fringe outfits have raised objections over the epic drama, the Supreme Court has given a green signal to the film. Protesters blocked the Agra-Mumbai highway in Kishanganj area in Indore district. While the film is produced by Sudhanshu Vats; Ajit Andhare along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The Censor Board cleared the movie with a handful of modifications and asked the title to be changed to Padmaavat. In his eloquent post on Twitter, Ranveer said that Bhansali has given him a gift for a lifetime with the character of Alauddin Khilji which also happens to be Ranveer's first negative character.