Deepika Padukone Visits JNU (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Deepika Padukone’s recent visit to Jawahar Lal Nehru University to express solidarity with the students who were attacked by a mob got mixed reaction from netizens. While some praised her brave feat for being one among few Bollywood A-listers to take a 'political stand', some found it as a mere publicity stunt for her upcoming film Chhapaak that turned her to a producer.
Twitter went abuzz with two contradictory trend taking top slots, one being #ISupportDeepika and the other #BoycottChappak. Amidst all the outrage over her visit a Twitter user, Mohammed Zubair whose Twitter bio says ‘Co-founder of AltNews’ found out an interesting trend, that one people cancelling their pre-booked Chhapaak ticket and all sharing a screenshot with exact same details of cinema hall, seat no and screen, infact, all of the users claiming to have cancelled their booking are sharing the same screenshot.
The tweet has been shared by more than 3000 users. “Amazing how so many people can cancel the same 3 tickets at the same cinema. Such a bad trolling job” said one of the Twitterati”
Chhapaak has also been under fire lately for allegedly changing the name of the acid attacker from Nadeem Khan to Rajesh.
The actor reached the university campus at around 7.40 pm and attended a public meeting, called by JNU Teacher's Association and JNUSU in response to Sunday's attack on students and teachers by a masked mob armed with sticks and rods.
Deepika stood as former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was raising azaadi slogans and left by the time current president Aishe Ghosh started speaking.
On Monday, the 34-year-old actor told a news channel that she feels proud that people have come out and raised their voice without fear, in reference to the protests against the amended Citizenship Act, the National Register of Citizens and violence in JNU.