It was a few days ago, that Deepika Padukone visited JNU and attended the non-violent protest carried out by the students.The violence that took place on Sunday in the JNU campus had left many injured and shocked and enraged by it, nationwide protests took place. Deepika Padukone met the JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh and pictures and videos were all over the Internet. While many lauded her courage and were inspired by this show of solidarity with the students, she also faced backlash. Now,Varun Dhawan has reacted to the same.
After Deepika Padukone’s JNU visit, #boycottchhapaak had become the top trend on Twitter. Many bashed her, demanding Chhapaak be banned and not watched at all. Boycott Deepika was also trending on Twitter, all of this, just a few days before her film’s release. Now, Varun Dhawan has extended his support to Deepika Padukone, and while talking to NDTV, he said that these are just tactics to scare. Dhawan said, “The 'boycott' word was used for my film 'Dilwale' which I did with Shah Rukh Khan. For "Padmaavat" too 'boycott' was used. These are the tactics to scare.” He also said that these are the tactics they use that stop powerful businessmen too from putting forth their views publicly, as they don’t want their businesses to suffer. ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone's Visit To JNU Results In Government Dropping Her From Skill India Initiative- Reports
Varun Dhawan was also among the Bollywood celebs who raised their voice against JNU attack. IANS had quoted Varun saying that people have to condemn such issues and can’t stay neutral. “It is dangerous and sad if masked people enter an educational institution and all this happens.”
In other news, Deepika Padukone’s film Chhapaak has released today, that is, January 10, 2020. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film also stars Vikrant Massey and it is based on the real life-story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
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