Deepika Padukone went to Sabarmati T-point in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday in solidarity with the protesting students.
Deepika said that she was “very angry” over what was happening in JNU. She said: “I am very angry at what is happening but it is worse that no action is being taken.”
“What I wanted to say I said it two years ago when Padmaavat was released. What I am seeing today, it pains me. I hope it doesn’t become the new normal. That anyone can say anything and they can get away with it. I fear and I’m sad. This is not the foundation of our country,’’ she added.
ook to Twitter to show support to Deepika Padukone over her support for students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The Dabangg actress wrote, “No matter which political party you support,do u support violence?Don’t visuals of bleeding students and teachers shake you up?We can’t sit on the fence any longer.Kudos to @deepikapadukone for showing up,& all those who spoke for speaking up.This is not the time to stay quiet.”
No matter which political party you support,do u support violence?Don’t visuals of bleeding students and teachers shake you up?We can’t sit on the fence any longer.Kudos to @deepikapadukone for showing up,& all those who spoke for speaking up.This is not the time to stay quiet.
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) January 8, 2020
On Sunday, a mob of masked men entered the college campus brandishing lathis and rods. Vandalizing college property, the goons unleashed a heinous attack on students and faculty that led to country-wide protests.
Many Bollywood celebs have chosen to stay quiet on the issue while others have spoken and protested against the brutality. Actors Richa Chadha, Swara Bhaskar, Dia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sandhya Mridul, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Sushant Singh; directors Hansal Mehta, Anubhav Sinha, Nikhil and Anurag Kashyap have also supported the students.
However, after Deepika spoke up, many younger stars like Varun Dhawan did speak up. Kartik Aaryan also said he supported Deepika for her visit to JNU and said that it was a bad atmosphere right now and that strict action needs to be taken.