“I hope this doesn’t become the new normal”, Deepika on JNU violence
On Tuesday, one of the biggest Bollywood’s superstar Deepika Padukone visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi to show support to the students who are protesting for their rights.
On Sunday, a masked mob with sticks, rocks, and sledgehammers attacked the JNU’s students, who were protesting against the controversial Indian Citizenship Amendment Act.
Where many Bollywood stars kept quiet on the ongoing protests against CAA, Deepika’s brave step earned appreciation on social media for standing up against the goons who attacked JNU’s students and staff.
While taking to India Today, Deepika Padukone expressed concern about the attack on students in several Indian universities. She said that she is scared and hopes that it doesn’t become the new normal.
“I said what I wanted to say 2 years ago when Padmaavat was releasing. It’s the same fear I felt two years at the time. When I see all this, I feel pain. I hope that this doesn’t become the new normal that anyone can say anything and get away with it. I feel scared and feel sad too. I think this isn’t the foundation of our nation.”Source: India Today
Many other Bollywood celebrities appreciated Deepika’s bold step on social media. Not only them, Netizen were seen thanking her for supporting the students of JNU.