After the recent attack on the students of JNU, Deepika Padukone joined a meeting organised by JNU unions and teachers association. Here is how Twitter reacted to Deepika’s JNU visit.
While every citizen has been vocal about the JNU protest and the recent violence faced by the students and staff there, some prominent Bollywood celebrities and A-listers of the industry have kept numb. People have called out most of them to speak up on the matter and to give their stand on the issue. On Tuesday, 7th January, Deepika Padukone who was in Delhi for movie promotions joined a meeting organised by JNU unions and teachers association, becoming the first A-lister to be present there, after the JNU attacks by a masked mob on Sunday. She arrived at Sabarmati T-Point in the university where a public meeting was being held. Although she didn’t address the crowd, she stood by former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar as he spoke and raised slogans. The actress left just before Aishe Ghosh, the current JNUSU President began addressing the crowd. Deepika’s JNU visit has caused a stir online with netizens being divided in opinion, questioning the actress’s stance.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Deepika’s JNU visit:
— Deepika Addicts (@deepikaddicts) January 8, 2020
Hats off to #DeepikaPadukone.
This brave woman will face immense hate and criticism for standing up against a fascist regime. Today, she deserves all our prayers, love and respect. ??❤️??❤️ pic.twitter.com/fh1gu5KlqZ
— Riya (@Tweets_By_Riya) January 7, 2020
Acid phenkne walon ko ye film waise bhi samajh nahi aani thi, so them boycotting the film doesn't harm the business anyway. #DeepikaPadukone #IStandwithDeepika #boycottchhapaak my ass ? pic.twitter.com/2RfVtPjHBw
— Kanika (@kan_nott) January 8, 2020
Guts. Sheer bloody guts @deepikapadukone
Welcome to the Resistance!!
??????????????????#DeepikaPadukone #NewYearResolutionDefendConstitution #Resistance #IndiaAgainstViolence #IndiaAgainstCAA_NPR_NRC #SOSJNU
— सुशांत सिंह sushant singh سوشانت سنگھ (@sushant_says) January 7, 2020
Massive respect for you @deepikapadukone ! It takes great moral integrity and courage to do this two days before a high stake film. More power to you!#DeepikaPadukone #ISupportDeepika pic.twitter.com/PPivRcorch
— Vrinda Movva (@VrindaMovva) January 7, 2020
Deepika is the Brand Ambassador Of Bharat Ki Laxmi Program
I request to @narendramodi instead of Deepika please make Kangana Ranaut to the brand ambassador of Bharat ki Lakshmi program?
— Antima (@Antima16446730) January 8, 2020
Deepika should have gone to the protest with Ranvir vo banda table thok thok kar azadi ke naare lgata #IStandwithDeepika
— NAZMA AAPI (Saloni Gaur) (@salonayyy) January 8, 2020
— Akash Jagtap (@AkashJagtap2828) January 7, 2020
'Cinema is a powerful medium' for social change. Aim of Chhapaak is to invoke understanding vs victimization.
— Priyanka Deo (@priyankadeo) January 7, 2020
The fearless @deepikapadukone walks away with the respect tonight. She represents the independent women of India who cannot be cowed by authoritarian forces. #ISupportDeepika #DeepikaPadukone #JNUTerrorAttack pic.twitter.com/gaqpvOQOkj
— JAZZ (@_Jazz09_) January 7, 2020
As a proud Indian
I pledge that I will never ever watch @deepikapadukone movies.
— Sama Parween (@SamaParween4) January 7, 2020
Shame Shame ? @deepikapadukone What a move to Promote your movie by standing with #TukdeTukdeGang . But we are not fool. We'll make you understand that what mistake have to done. #boycottchhapaak pic.twitter.com/V8uCufazAE
— Vikesh Kumar Singh (@iamvikeshkumars) January 8, 2020