When confronted with controversy over the years, Deepika Padukone has responded.
Deepika Padukone, a Bollywood A-lister, has repeatedly faced criticism and a serious political storm over the years, but she has largely kept quiet about it. On a rare occasion, Deepika, who was described as a “global star” on the cover of the renowned TIME magazine, chose to speak out about the problems surrounding Pathaan, the JNU Citizenship Act, and Padmaavat.
A political party brutally attacked Deepika Padukone over her performance of the song Besharam Rang in the Shah Rukh Khan film Pathaan. Despite the controversy, the film went on to gross more than Rs 500 crore at home theatres. Continue reading to learn Deepika Padukone’s thoughts.
The actress stated, “I don’t know if I’m supposed to feel something about it. But the truth is, I don’t feel anything about it.”
The 37-year-old gained notoriety after she appeared in one of the scenes from Pathaan’s popular song Besharam Rang wearing a saffron-colored bikini. Numerous right-wing organisations asserted that the song was offensive since the Hindu population reveres the colour saffron.
Deepika Padukone was also shamed on the Internet after she attended a students’ demonstration against the revised Citizenship Act at Jawaharlal Nehru University in January 2020. The actress remained silent throughout the protest while there, but her sheer presence in the nation generated quite a stir.
For those who are unaware, Deepika Padukone first encountered politics in 2018 during the promotion of her film Padmaavat. In the film, the actress played the part of Queen Padmavati. A group allegedly demanded that several scenes of the movie be changed because they disrespected Rajputs’ feelings. Additionally, Padmaavat was substituted for Padmavati as the film’s title.
On the professional front, Deepika Padukone will soon be seen in the Prabhas and Hrithik Roshan-starring films Project K and Fighter.