The decision of Deepika Padukone visiting JNU yesterday has divided the social media having different ideologies. She has been getting a lot of bashes but there are many people who are supporting her too. From Swara Bhasker, Anurag Kashyap to Richa Chadha and Milind Deora, there are celebs and politicians coming out in her support.
Recently, Milind Deora tweeted about Deepika Padukone as well as Akshay Kumar who was seen waiving ABVP flag back in 2018. He posted, “@deepikapadukone doesn’t owe anyone an explanation for her decision to visit #JNU. Neither does @akshaykumar for waving an ABVP flag. Entertainers, like the rest of us, are entitled to their opinions & are free to choose sides. Better than being a fence sitter any day!”
Vivek Agnihotri labeled this as a ‘PR gimmick’, tweeted the poster of Chhapaak and captioned it as, “It’s so sad and disappointing to see that due to the greed of some people, such a delicate issue of women empowerment has been reduced to the subsisted politics of JNU commies.”
— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) January 8, 2020
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) January 8, 2020
Respected @deepikapadukone ji. 🙏
Do U support those who destroyed d property, Internet, WIFI connections of JNU & beat students who had come for registrations ?
Do U support slogans lk Bharat tere tukde honge Insha allah Insha Allah ?
Waiting for your response..#ShutdownJNU. pic.twitter.com/iE9A3S4rxX
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) January 8, 2020
I have been saying so. Women are stronger beings.
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) January 7, 2020
I think we can now bury the myth about men being the stronger sex forever ! #@deepikapadukone
— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) January 8, 2020
All the best to @deepikapadukone @masseysahib
@meghnagulzar and the entire team of #Chhapaak ! The film is based on real life survivor Laxmi Agarwal, who I had the good fortune of meeting at the Qatar festival. She is v inspirational and her story deserves to be told and seen! pic.twitter.com/uuCBJNsxsy
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) January 8, 2020
She was quoted speaking to NDTV and sharing her thoughts about the matter. She had said, “I feel proud that we are not scared. I think to be able to express ourselves. I think the fact we are thinking about this and about the future of our country… it is nice to see people are coming out on the streets to voice this and express [themselves]. Because if we want to see change, this is very important.”