Two days after masked men attacked JNU students and teachers, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who was in Delhi to promote her next film Chhapaak, visited university students to show her solidarity with them. Her support has brought mixed reactions from all quarters. The microblogging site is trending from #ISupportDeepika, #BoycottChhapaak to #shameonbollywood.
Many celebrities lauded Deepika this action and called her brave enough to stand against the injustice. Director Birsa Dasgupta called her superhero and wrote, “We don't need superheroes, we have HER @deepikapadukone. The nation hugs you tightest.”
Deepika did not speak at the gathering but was seen standing quietly. Her movie Chhapaak is releasing this Friday and with this, she will also turn producer. Chhapaak is a film on acid victims and is inspired by the real-life incident.
On Sunday evening a mob of masked men with rods entered the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus and attacked teachers and students. Twenty-six students were injured including JNUSU president. The pictures and videos of the violence went viral on social media.
The violence was criticized from all quarters. Many students from different educational institutions joined hands in solidarity with the JNU students.
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