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Deepika Padukone slammed for turning Malti’s Chhapaak look into TikTok challenge

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NEW DELHI: In a widely shared TikTok challenge video, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone states three of her favourite looks to a TikTok user @faby_makeupartist.

The actress says that her favourite looks being Om Shanti OmPiku and Chhapaak. The user then tries those looks.

Many Twitter users have accused her of being “insensitive” and “demeaning” for turning the look from Chhapaak into a TikTok challenge

The movie directed by Meghna Gulzar is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Padukone essayed the role of  Agarwal in the movie.

Padukone courted controversy when she showed up at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)  where JNU students’ union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh was speaking. Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was also present during the event. Padukone was seen standing with the students who were there to talk about the attacks that had taken place on the campus a few days ago.

Her presence during the event was lauded by a lot of people, but it also invited the ire of many others who called her “opportunistic” and touted her presence as a PR stunt for her upcoming movie ‘Chhapaak.’

Many from the film fraternity stood in support and praised her for taking a stand against violence.

Anurag Kashyap wrote on Twitter, “The female of the species is, and was, and will always be the strongest of the two #DeepikaPadukone . Chhapak first day all shows . Let’s all those who stand against the violence go to @bookmyshow and show them. Make our silent statement which will be the loudest.”

 

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