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Hindu people boycott Deepika’s Chhapaak, here’s the reason

Ahead of Deepika’s ‘Chhapaak’ release, some left-wing notorious men vandalized AgaLaxmi’s Wikipedia page as they changed the name of her acid attacker from Naeem to ‘Rajesh’. The Netizens are already cancelling teir movie tickets because apparently Deepika is supporting the Tukde Tukde gang.

The chaos around Meghna Gulzar and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’ started on Tuesday evening when Deepika joined the JNU protests in New Delhi on Sunday. She met JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh and pictures of her folding hands in front of the victim are doing rounds of the internet. Deepika happens to the first A-lister Bollywood celebrity who came out in support of the innocent students who were attacked by the masked-mob on Sunday. Since Deepika was in the capital to promote her film ‘Chhapaak’, she made it a point to attend the protests outside JNU and express solidarity with the students.

The Twitterverse is divided into two wings – One that supports Deepika’s brave and courageous move. The second group condemns Deepika for shamelessly promoting her film in the name of joining the protests that are gaining national attention. In a war of words, controversial BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Wednesday accused Deepika Padukone of being a part of ‘tukde tukde gang’. #DeepikaWithTukdeTukdeGang trended on Twitter all day.

Some fans were quick enough to point out that Laxmi Agarwal, the acid attack survivor on whose life the film ‘Chhapaak’ is based on had a minor change in her Wikipedia page.  In 2005, Lakshmi Agarwal, then a 15-year-old student in Delhi, was headed towards a bookstore in Khan Market when a 32-year-old Naeem Khan attacked her with acid. Apparently, her attacker’s name had been changed from Naeem Khan to Rajesh.

The Twitterverse is accusing Deepika of maligning the name of Hindu community by using the name ‘Rajesh’ even though the real attacker was Muslim. Besides, the film ‘Chhapaak’ also uses the name ‘Rajesh Sharma’ for her attacker which has outraged the Hindutva community on Twitter.

Currently, the Twitteratti have shared screenshots of cancelled tickets for ‘Chhapaak’. They claim they would rather watch Ajay Devgn’s ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’. Deepika’s Twitter following also took a major hit as many Netizens unfollowed and even blocked her on the micro-blogging site.

Read exasperated fan tweets that show how religion can change the whole equation for a film star.

Do you think ‘Chhapaak’ maligns Hindus by naming the attacker as Rajesh and not Naeem Khan?

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