DG ISPR appreciates Deepika Padukone’s courage, then deletes the tweet after backlash
The actress visited JNU at 7:45pm and stayed on the campus for 10 minutes.
The renowned actress Deepika Padukone visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi on Tuesday evening to show solidarity with the students.
Some people praised her bravery, while others criticized her, saying that she was doing this to promote her upcoming movie ‘Chhapak’.
The actress visited JNU at 7:45pm and stayed on the campus for 10 minutes. She left without saying anything. The woman became a topic of discussion in both the countries, India and Pakistan. In those ten minutes, Deepika also met with JNU Student Union’s president Aishe Ghosh.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor also made a tweet on the matter.
In his tweet, DG ISPR showed his support for Deepika Padukone. He applauded her for standing with the youth.
‘’You have proved to be a brave person in difficult environment earning respect. Humanity is above everything’’, Major General Asif Ghafoor said in his tweet.
This tweet was later deleted.
Deepika’s daring move brought her mixed reactions. Although some people supported her, a big majority also criticized her, labeling her as ‘anti-national’. Users also threatened to boycott her upcoming movie Chhapaak.
The hashtag #BoycottChhapaak went viral as people disapproved of the actress.
Deepika Padukone made a film based on a social issue!
Now to gain publicity and to please Bollywood bigwigs
she is supporting anti nationals!
Out of 789 universities and hundreds of issue to be addressed in India,
she chose JNU!
Hypocrisy at its best#boycottchhapaak
— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) January 8, 2020
— BSF (@BSFSMW) January 8, 2020
— Shrikant (@ShrikantGayki) January 8, 2020
— Shiv Sharma (@shivsharmaIND) January 8, 2020
Country is important for me not actress who stands with anti nationalists..#DeepikaPadukone you have not lost your fans only .. You have lost the all the respect today..#boycottbollywood #BoycottChhapaak pic.twitter.com/34dlH2SUn7
— Vijay Konde (@VijaynanaKonde1) January 8, 2020
The actress was shown support by many Bollywood celebrities as well, while some also went against her.
On Sunday, dozens of masked attackers, armed with sledgehammers and sticks, entered the university through its main gate. They destroyed university property and injured students and faculty members. JNU Students Union President Aishe Ghosh’s video of a bleeding head and Professor Sucharita Sen’s bandaged head sent social media in a frenzy.
After the event, protests arose in numerous parts of the city. A big amount of people took part in the protests and some prominent Bollywood figures also took part.