Mumbai, Nov 13 (ANI): In response to the ongoing controversy surrounding 'Padmavati', the Indian Film and TV Directors Association (IFTDA) on Monday held a press conference to extend support to the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. While addressing the media on the row, President of the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association Ashoke Pandit said that the whole creative fraternity is hurt by these incidents. He added that creative industry is being treated like "hoodlums." Reacting to the same, filmmaker Sudhir Mishra said that he cannot understand why these extra-constitutional bodies are treating Bhansali like a 'hoodlum'. The period drama, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts. The movie is slated to hit theatres on December 1.