She starred in the film "Padmaavat"
"Padmaavat" (released in January 2018) was expected to show a love scene between a Hindu Indian queen, played by Padukone, and her Muslim conqueror. The film is loosely based on a famous 16th-century Sufi poem about a Hindu queen who burns herself on her husband's funeral pyre rather than is submitted to the Muslim conqueror. The film crew was attacked and sets vandalised during filming. No such scenes were in the film, but feelings ran extremely high both before and at the film's release.