"Sometimes films of this nature are more difficult to get through to the people than usual. Sometimes it gets a little complicated," he told media at the red carpet of the India International Film Festival (IFFI) 2017 on Monday.
When asked if all this is disappointing for him, Shahid said he chooses to be optimistic till the due course of the certification process is over.
"This is not the time to be angry; this is not the time to lose your cool because there are enough people doing that right now. So I would choose to say that I believe in the process and I am very optimistic. I am sure 'Padmavati' will come out. Once people see the film, they will be proud of it like we are. All of this will be forgotten then," said the 36-year-old.
The 'Rangoon' star added, "Our constitution says that you are innocent until proven guilty. Same should be extended to 'Padmavati', it should not be considered guilty even before it is provided for people to judge it."
Also present at the red carpet was Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Prasoon Joshi.
When asked about the certification process of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum-opus, Joshi said, "We are trying to follow the procedure. At this point, instead of all the chaos, discussion is required.
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