January 8, 2020
Actor Deepika Padukone made a surprise visit to Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday. This was two days after a masked mob attacked students and teachers on the campus. Thirty people were injured and there was nationwide anger.
Deepika did not speak and was seen standing with a group of students who were attacked. Sources close to her said she had gone to express solidarity with the students.
She attended a public meeting for 15 minutes and left after speaking to a few members of the students union.
Her visit instantly triggered calls by the some people to boycott her movies. Others, however, supported the actor.
‘Good on you @deepikapadukone“, said actor Swara Bhaskar.
Deepika’s move stands out at a time when top Bollywood stars have not said anything about the protests.
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