Bollywood actress Deepika made a surprise visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru University to express solidarity with the students who had been attacked.
Ever since then, she has been receiving both appreciations from all quarters as well as criticism from other section of people. The actress has been facing the wrath of social media, the hashtag #BoycottChhapaak remained a top trend on Twitter for some time.
Smriti Irani on Deepika Padukone’s JNU visit
“I would rather know what her political affiliation is than not know. I think that anybody who has read the news knew where you are going to stand… knew that you are standing with people who wanted the destruction of India… knew that they are standing with people who celebrate every time a CRPF jawan is killed. She knew that she is standing with people who actually hit some girls in their private parts with lathis. She stood next to them, that is her right. I cannot deny her the right that she will stand with people who beat other girls.”
“She made her political affiliation known in 2011 that she supports the Congress party,” the Union Minister said. “It’s her right (to) stand next to people who say Bharat tere tukde honge,” Ms Irani added.
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On Tuesday evening, the 34-year-old star, who was in the National Capital for promotions of her film ‘Chhapaak’ – attended the meeting and stood as former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar gave a speech.