Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who was in the national capital to promote her upcoming film 'Chhapak', reached the Jawaharlal Nehru University to express solidarity with the protesting students.
The actress was spotted standing with the students at the Sabarmati T-point, where a public meeting was called by alumni of JNU over Sunday's violence in the varsity.
She also met JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh who was injured in the violence. Padukone did not address the meeting and left after an hour.
The meet was also attended by former JNU students like Sitaram Yechury, Kanhaiya Kumar, D. Raja and Yogendra Yadav.
#BoycottChhapak started trending on Twitter after her attendance at the protests. 'Never ever watching a deepika film in theaters ever again, I swear," wrote a user. "Hey @deepikapadukone you just lost Lakhs fans today," wrote another.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Hey @deepikapadukone you just lost Lakhs fans today, In video it is seen that this girl came along with masked goons. This girl is also the reason of the voilene happened in JNU. #boycottchhapaak #DeepikaPadukone pic.twitter.com/Iyb5KzvhaY— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) January 7, 2020
#BoycottChhapaak Never ever watching a deepika film in theaters ever again, I swear. Naam badal dena mera if I do.— PRASHANT PALIWAL⤴️ (@sanjupaliamh) January 7, 2020
Deepika Padukone knows Chhapaak is NOT going to do good becoz it's releasing with Tanhaji & Rajnikant's Darbaar— MDH Wale Kaka (JNU Fresher) (@trolling_daddy) January 7, 2020
Show her sympathy with JNUSU >> Front page headline >> Criticize by RW >> And her film will perform comparatively good
Now, do you want to #boycottchhapaak ??
CHEAP THEATRICS by Deepika Padukone to Promote her Film. By standing with Leftists Kanhaiya Kumar & #AisheGhosh shows she supports #TukdeTukdeGang Why she didnt visit ABVP students who were also beаten?? #JNUFilmPromotion #BoycottChhapaak #BoycottChhapak #DeepikaPadukone pic.twitter.com/iYbKprtvHl— Rosy (@rose_k01) January 7, 2020
Hey #DeepikaPadukone you have travelled across the world for your films with Indian passport— Vinita Hindustani?? (@Being_Vinita) January 7, 2020
Today with taking side of #TukdeTukdeGang you proved how hypocrite you are
You are standing with people trying to divide our country. #BoycottChhapaak pic.twitter.com/reF3fn63eN
Is the fear of @deepikapadukone was because #Chhapaak is going to release with #Tanhaji on same date?— Neetu Garg (@NeetuGarg6) January 7, 2020
Was she looking cheap publicity and choose to visit JNU as innovative idea? Anyways i am going to #BoycottChhapaak pic.twitter.com/Ezui2TxPtQ
I am going to boycott all movies of @deepikapadukone as she is supporting #TukdeTukdeGang— Neetu Garg (@NeetuGarg6) January 7, 2020
Always thought that Deepika is mature and sensible with good acting skills but you never know the real face.#BoycottChhapaak https://t.co/7NSJ7t5iro
(With Inputs from IANS)