• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Why #boycottchhapaak is trending

|

New Delhi, Jan 07: A day after Bollywood celebrities such as Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bharadwaj and more attended a protest in Mumbai, Chhapaak actress Deepika Padukone visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to join a protest by students against the recent violence on campus on Tuesday evening, triggering a sharp reaction from some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders including one who suggested that people boycott her movies.

As Deepika Padukone visits JNU, #BoycottChhapaak starts trending on Twitter

Padukone however did not address the gathering of scores of students who had gathered at the university's Sabarmati T-Point, a short distance from the university's administrative block. Her presence was the message.

She was seen sharing the stage with former and present JNU students' union leaders including Kanhaiya Kumar as protesters raised slogans of 'Jai Bhim-Jai Bhim'.

Padukone later spoke with JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, who was also beaten in Sunday evening's violence.

Meanwhile, Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga wrote on Twitter,"RT if you will Boycott Movies of @deepikapadukone for her Support to #TukdeTukdeGang and Afzal Gang.'' In an hour, he had 11,000 retweets.

BJP's national spokesperson Nupur Sharma also tweeted,"I usually avoid tweeting to Bollywood but if this is your bid to sell a movie on a woman's fight by sharing stage with somebody penalised for sexual misconduct (he flashed himself to a woman student at JNU in 2015) then it defeats the very purpose!" she tweeted.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more