Letter to the editor: Padmavati row makes no sense

The protests surrounding the release of Hindi film Padmavati have gone out of hand. The threats being made to the director and actors should be condemned.

If everyone offended took this much interest in bigger issues like poverty, unemployment, education, women’s rights etc, India would be on the right track in a very short span of time.

Let's all have an open mind and see the film as just something for entertainment.

This protests make no sense at all. Creativity should be encouraged and expressed by all means either in the form of written or visual media. Democracy will be at  stake if freedom of speech and expression are suppressed and curtailed.

Jerry Waradarajah, Via email

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