Deepika Padukone has been receiving backlash on social media for putting up a video where a Tik Tok influencer recreates three of her looks from the posters of her movies Piku, Om Shanti Om and Chhapaak.
Deepika plays an acid attack survivor in Chhapaak, users on social media slammed the actress for her referring an acid attack survivor’s face as a ‘look’.
Acid attack Make-up ?? How low it can get ??
Shame on you !! @deepikapadukone
— Srikanth (@srikanthbjp_) January 18, 2020
Reacting to the social media outburst, Kangana Ranaut said that Deepika should apologise for her insensitive step.
Speaking to India Today, Kangana said that her sister Rangoli was offended after watching the video. “Rangoli is an acid attack survivor and she was very hurt seeing the video. Sometimes, marketing teams tend to go overboard with their promotions, and I am sure Deepika must be having some explanation for this,” Kangana said.
“The people who are hurt like my sister should be apologised to. This is not a make-up look and nobody should try and achieve it. That kind of insensitivity should be apologised for and there is no harm in doing that because we all make mistakes,” Kangana added.
Not just the video, she also spoke about Deepika’s visit to JNU. “I think women should support women and I am not somebody to comment on what Deepika has done or should have done. She was exercising her democratic right, but if I were given the choice I would never stand behind the Tukde Tukde gang.”
Kangana said that she does not side with the opinions of the anti-CAA protestors, who in her opinion are out to “divide the country.” “I can’t understand why they celebrate when our jawans die.”
Earlier, Rangoli had mocked Deepika for celebrating the success of her organisation, the Live Laugh Love foundation. The organisation aims to create awareness and provide support for those suffering from mental illness.
“What is happening here? Is this depression? These are the people who raise issues against the word ‘mental’ but are dancing like guests at a wedding on videos about depression. What a disgusting way to rake publicity in the name of depression,” Rangoli had written in a tweet.