New Dehli: As Deepika Padukone visited JNU on Tuesday evening in order to extend support to the students of the university who were attacked in the masked mob violence, the actress became the subject of criticism, first, on social media and now by the Union Minister Smriti Irani.
The BJP leader makes a reference to Deepika Padukone’s old interview where she is seen backing Rahul Gandhi as the next Prime Minister and states that the actress had made her political affiliation known in 2011 when she sided with Congress.
Smriti Irani censured Deepika for standing next to people who celebrate every time a CRPF jawan is killed. She further said that she cannot deny the actress the right to associate with people who beat up girls but wishes to know what her political affiliation is.
A picture that showed Deepika Padukone stand next to Aishe Ghosh, the student leader who got injured in the mob attack that happened on Sunday, received severe backlash not just from Smriti Irani but other social media users.