Courtesy : Filmfare
In a bold move, Deepika Padukone visited the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi amidst protests and stood in solidarity with the students, just a few days before the release of her film Chhapaak.
Her JNU visit had the Internet divided in opinion, and while many from the B Town industry like Anurag Kashyap, Swara Bhasker, Dia Mirza, Kartik Aaryan among others praised her, many on the Internet criticized her calling it an act of promotion for her upcoming film. Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel had even called her the ‘Biggest PR Queen.’
Moreover, DP even had to face massive losses as some brands have stated they are reducing the visibility of ads featuring her in the short term, and celebrity managers say future endorsement deals are expected to see clauses.
Now, Panga actress Kangana Ranaut has reacted to Deepika’s controversial JNU visit and stated that she had exercised her democratic right. “I think, she is exercising her democratic right and she knows what she is doing. I shouldn’t be having an opinion on what she is doing. It is not appropriate for me to say that she should have done this or that,” Kangana said.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika’s latest release Chhapaak, despite being based on the sensitive issue of acid abuse, has been crawling on the box office, whereas Tanhaji starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Kajol, that was released on the same day as Chhapaak, has already paved its way to the 100 crore club on the box office.
On the other hand, Panga helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari stars Kangana Ranaut as a kabbadi player and features Jassie Gill, Neena Gupta and Richa Chadha in pivotal roles. The sports drama releases on 24 January 2020.