Rangoli Chandel Slams Deepika Padukone For Visiting JNU Students

Imran Asif Fazal |Jan 09, 2020

This will be the first time that Deepika Padukone has participated in a protest with political ideologies.

Actress Deepika Padukone was slammed by several netizens for visiting Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi to show her solidarity with students. On Sunday, more than 40 masked men entered JNU campus and attacked students. Several students including JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh was injured during the incident and were taken to AIIMS for treatment. After Deepika Padukone met these students, internet called her an opportunistic. Her film Chhapaak will be released on 10 January and her visit to JNU was dubbed as a publicity stunt. Rangoli Chandel slammed Deepika Padukone for taking the opportunity to promote her film.


Since last week of December, New Delhi is facing unrest due to political developments in the country. Several student groups were protesting against JNU fee hike, protests against CAA led to alleged attack by Delhi police inside Jamia Milia University, New Delhi after which this incident has led to severe uproar among students unions. Several celebrities including Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur had condemned the incident and demanded strict punishment against the perpetrators.


Deepika Padukone's presence at JNU University also gave her much needed appreciation for openly supporting students and voicing her opinion against the government. Rangoli Chandel in series of tweets slammed the actress and blamed her for being quiet on issues such as Section 370, Citizen Amendment Act and other issues. She also praised Chhapaak actress for openly coming out and indulging into PR activity at JNU. She slammed further saying that the actress does not have any interest about JNU students but she cares only about money. This would be the first time that Deepika Padukone participated in a protest which is directly related to two political ideologies.

Meanwhile, celebrities supporting left ideologies praised Deepika Padukone and claimed that she has shown her brave side to break barriers for A listers. Several A listers including Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amir Khan, Akshay Kumar have remained silent on major issues which were raised against the right wing ruling party of India.


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