Deepika Padukone’s visit to JNU sparks controversy


Deepika Padukone visited JNU to extend solidarity and the ‘Chhapaak’ actress’s visit sparked controversy. On Tuesday, Deepika turned up at Sabarmati T-point in JNU and silently stood with the protesting students. Speaking later to Aaj Tak, the actress said that she was “very angry” over what was happening in JNU. She said: “I am very angry at what is happening but it is worse that no action is being taken.”

“What I wanted to say I said it two years ago when Padmaavat was released. What I am seeing today, it pains me. I hope it doesn’t become the new normal. That anyone can say anything and they can get away with it. I fear and I’m sad. This is not the foundation of our country”, Deepika added.

In an interview with AajTak, Deepika Padukone talked about the recent attacks on students in different universities and colleges in India. When asked about her reactions on the current situation, she said, "What I wanted to say I said it two years ago when Padmaavat was released. What I am seeing today, it pains me. I hope it doesn’t become the new normal. That anyone can say anything and they can get away with it. I fear and I'm sad. This is not the foundation of our country."

Deepika was attacked for visiting JNU and standing with the protesting students in solidarity. BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga asked to boycott her films. He took to Twitter and wrote, "RT if you will boycott movies of Deepika Padukone for her support to #TukdeTukdeGang and Afzal Gang."

Sonakshi Sinha stood in support of the ‘Padmaavat’ actress. She wrote: “No matter which political party you support,do u support violence?Don’t visuals of bleeding students and teachers shake you up?We can’t sit on the fence any longer.Kudos to @deepikapadukone for showing up,& all those who spoke for speaking up.This is not the time to stay quiet.”