At a time when many A-listers in Bollywood are cagey about taking a stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act and the assault on the Jawaharlal Nehru University, actor Deepika Padukone has expressed her admiration for a technology that isn’t afraid to combat for what it believes.
“I feel proud that we are not scared of expressing ourselves. It (is good) that we are thinking of our country and its future. Whatever may be our point of view, it is nice to see people coming out on to the streets and elsewhere to voice their opinions,” she advised Internetin an interview on Monday, at the same time as protests continued throughout the nation.
The Padmaavat star additionally stated that it turns into important for individuals to place forth their views in the event that they “want to see a change in society and life”.
She went a step additional on Tuesday by visiting the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, which had turn out to be a goal of masked assailants two days in the past. Over 30 college students and college members of the celebrated establishment have been injured because the assailants went from hostel to hostel, mercilessly assaulting their occupants with sticks and iron rods.
Though Deepika Padukone didn’t converse on the college, she was seen standing with a bunch of scholars who have been attacked, together with Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Aishe Ghosh. Former scholar chief Kanhaiya Kumar was additionally current on the event.
The actor’s choice to take a stand on the difficulty sparked a name to boycott her upcoming film Chhapaak, and by night, a hashtag elevating this very demand had already begun trending on Twitter. However, two different hashtags — #DeepikaPadukone and #ISupportDeepika – weren’t far behind, indicating that she has a sizeable share of wellwishers too.
Several Bollywood personalities resembling actor Swara Bhasker and director Anurag Kashyap who’ve overtly criticised the Citizenship Amendment Act and the assault on the Jawaharlal Nehru University got here out in assist of Deepika Padukone.
Earlier, Sonam Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu and a bunch of actors had condemned the assault on the Jawaharlal Nehru University.