Smriti Irani Takes A Dig At Deepika Padukone over visiting the JNU campus
Union minister Smriti Irani takes a dig at Deepika Padukone for her silent protest at the JNU campus; Read
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is being praised for granting her support to the on-going protest against the Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) violence. Meanwhile, the actress has also faced an immense backlash.
Recently, former actress and Union Minister Smriti Irani took a dig at Deepika for supporting the protesting students on Tuesday night.
At an event in Chennai organized by ‘The New Indian Express’, sharing her opinions on Deepika’s JNU visit, Smriti Irani said, “I think that anybody who has read the news knew where you are going to stand… knew that you are standing with people who wanted the destruction of India… knew that they are standing with people who celebrate every time a CRPF jawan is killed. (sic)”
She moreover added, “I can’t deny her that right that she will stand next to people who will beat up other girls who don’t see eye-to-eye ideologically. That’s her freedom. She made her political affiliation known in 2011 that she supports the Congress party. It’s her right (to) stand next to people who say Bharat tere tukde honge.”
“I would rather know what her (Deepika Padukone’s) political affiliation is than not know… I can’t deny her that right that she will stand next to people who will beat up other girls who don’t see eye-to-eye ideologically in private parts. That’s her freedom,“ Irani said.
The Union Minister also said, “she made her political affiliation known in 2011 that she supports the Congress party.”
On the other hand, Deepika’s movie ‘Chhapaak’ has released which is a film based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.