BJP leader Subramanian Swam slammed actor Deepika Padukone on Tuesday for her comments regarding the hullabaloo around ‘Padmavati’. “It`s appalling, it`s absolutely appalling. What have we gotten ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed,” she had said, commenting on the spiralling controversy around the epic drama. Swamy has slammed actor Deepika Padukone for her ‘regressive’ statement while also calling his supporters to boycott Times Now channel. Reacting to Deepika’s statement, Swamy tweeted, “Cine actress Deepika Padukone giving us lecture on regression!! Nation can progress only when it is regression from her perspective.” Swamy also asked his supporters to boycott Times Now channel accusing one of its anchors, Athar Khan, of lying. According to him, the Times Now anchor had falsely attributed a comment on Deepika to him. He wrote, “Athar in TNN imported from NewsX says I said: Since Deepika P was born in Copenhagen she cannot speak on Indian issues. Liar. Boycott TNN?” Doubts on the extent to which Bhansali has fictionalised the story has led to a spiralling controversy with politicians, organizations and individuals raising a finger at Bhansali for “distorting history” and demanding that the release of Padmavati be stalled.