Shahid Kapoor on protests against Padmavati..

Deepika Padukone steps out to cheer for Padmavati co-star Shahid Kapoor as he walks the ramp at GQ Fashion Nights – view HQ pics

"Padmavati", scheduled to release on December 1, is surrounded by a controversy as some Hindu groups and political parties, claim that the film distorts history and wrongly portrays Rajput queen Padmavati, a contention Bhansali has repeatedly rebuffed.

Yesterday, Haryana's Health minister Anil Vij had said the state government would not allow the film to be released in Haryana and will approach the censor board to seek a ban on Padmavati. Give the film a chance and don't form preconceived notions. "What they (certain sections of people) are saying is not in the film, we do not have anything to hide".

Padmavati tells the story of Rani Padmini, who performed jauhar (self-immolation), when Alauddin Khilji, invaded the Chittor fort. Ranveer Singh plays Alauddin Khilji while Shahid Kapoor features as Rawal Ratan Singh, Padmini's husband.

Salman even has said, "We should not make any decision before watching the film".

Recently, the Supreme Court turned down a plea seeking a stay on the release of Padmavati and said that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should consider the "aspects before granting a certificate", PTI reported.

Shahid said the entire team is proud of the movie and is overwhelmed the way it has received support from the industry. I think it's going to be a special cinematic experience, something which I hope the entire fraternity will be proud of. The Indian Film and TV Directors Association has called for a 15 minute silent protest in the favour of the film. "I have faced a lot of controversies before the release of a film".

"When something so handsome is coming, they don't think like "oh it's not ours, it's theirs". Reacting to that, the makers have said that they are ready to show the film to the protestors once they get an approval from the CBFC. His co-star Deepika was also present at the event.

Kapoor requested the detractors to watch the film and decide accordingly.