Two days following masked goons attacked teachers and students in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), celebrity Deepika Padukone has seen the campus at a series of solidarity with the pupils.
Where tendencies ranged from #BoycottChhapaak and #ISupportDeepika into #shameonbollywood her Tuesday evening trip to the university polarised comment on networking.
Deepika Padukone, in Delhi for promotions of her newest film Chhapaak, didn’t talk at JNU but pictures of the celebrity standing quietly with the assaulted pupils, for example, JNU students’ union chief Aishe Ghosh, attracted admiration from several.
Filmmakers such as Nikhil Advani and Anurag Kashyap noticed it was a bold move to get a celebrity boosting her movie generation.
Anurag Kashyap shifted his profile picture into a picture of Deepika Padukone in JNU.
Her Chhapaak co-star Vikrant Massey praised the celebrity.
Deepika Padukone’s trip to JNU is protested against the religion-based citizenship law in addition to a show of support for a Bollywood A-lister at a time other celebrities have avoided taking a stance.
While actors like Anurag Kashyap, Swara Bhasker, Vishal Bhardwaj and Richa Chadha joined protests mainstream Bollywood was missing.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which, for the very first time, makes faith a test for citizenship in India, has resulted in protests across the country.
“I’m proud that we aren’t fearful of expressing ourselves… it is wonderful to see folks coming out on to the roads and everywhere to voice their opinions,” Deepika Padukone had told NDTV in an interview on Monday.
On Sunday, between 50 and 70 masked attackers beat and sticks and teachers and students together and entered the JNU campus.
The authorities charged 26 other people with vandalism, and Aishe Ghosh, who had been severely injured in the assault through a prior protest against a hostel fee increase, blaming the violence on clashes between the Left and Right Wing students.
The pupils’ union and the teachers’ association has blamed the attack on members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad or the student body ABVP.