On Tuesday, Deepika Padukone had gone to Delhi to show support and stand in solidarity with Jawaharlal Nehru University’s President Aishe Ghosh who was attacked in JNU by masked men. Since her presence in the scenario was lauded many, there were few who were miffed to see the actress there and demanded to boycott Chhapaak which was released today, January 10. Boycott Deepika was also trending on Twitter, all of this, just a few days before her film’s release. Amid the JNU violence, the film has finally released today and Twitterverse has all reviewed the film, calling it an outstanding film and hailing Deepika’s acting chops.
In the wake of a section of right-wing leaders calling for a boycott of the film, reports are coming in that Samajwadi Party has now chosen to show some support to Padukone starrer Chhapaak by watching the film at the theatres in Lucknow. According to Times Now reports, the party people are going to watch the film because their president Akhilesh Yadav has always shown his support to the acid-attack survivors. A senior SP leader said: "We are also watching the film because our president Akhilesh Yadav has always been concerned about the problems of acid-attack survivors. He, as a chief minister, had set up the Sheroes Hangout cafe in Lucknow for acid-attack survivors." This is the place where Dippy celebrated her birthday on January 5. ALSO READ: Chhapaak, Movie Review: Deepika Padukone Shines In This Slow, But Impactful Film
The portal further reported that The Samajwadi Party had booked the entire hall for a show of Chhapaak, though it is unknown if the screening would be watched by Akhilesh Yadav too. ALSO READ: Chhapaak VS Tanhaji: Did NSU Give Free Tickets Of Deepika Padukone's Film And BJP Workers Of The Ajay Devgn Starrer? - PICS
On the other hand, Congress leader Shailendra Tiwari has put up posters supporting the film and urging people to watch it. Apart from that, Congress has also declared the film tax-free in congress led states in India.
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