Deepika Padukone remained unruffled by the trolls on social media regarding her recent release Chaapak. After the actress was spotted standing in solidarity with the Jawaharlal Nehru University students, her new release’s rating in IMDb saw a dip.
The actor’s visit to JNU, initiated an aggressive #BoycottChhapaak campaign, on Twitter.
She was unfazed by the targeting. In a video shared by her fan club on twitter, her message towards the haters was, “Unhone meri IMDb rating badli hai, mera mann nahi (They have changed my IMDb rating, not my mind.)”
— ria (@MonaDarlingx) January 29, 2020
The video was published earlier this month.
After a flood of 1-star ratings, the rating of the film was down to 4.4 stars and finally stabilized at 4.6 stars. Still, there were many positive reviews from the critics but it did not receive the love from the fans.
In the film, Deepika plays an acid attack survivor, Malti. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this film is inspired by the real-life story of an acid-attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
The film grossed Rs 34.03 crore net and Rs 40 crore whole in two weeks at the domestic box office.
Film analysts think Chapaak was a niche film and it was successful in finding its target audience. It appeals only to a limited audience and is an inspiration to many.