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.
Laxmi Agarwal was attacked in 2005 with acid by three peaceful in New Delhi as she had refused to marry Nadeem Khan.
— Bharat Sinh Nadoda🇮🇳 (@NadodaSinh) January 8, 2020
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.
— शिखा अग्रवाल (@ShikhaSanatani) January 8, 2020
#DeepikaPadukone is a big coward.
She is into M appeasement. She changed the name of the culprit from Nadeem Khan to Rajesh to appease.😡
— Upasana Singh (@upasanasherni) January 8, 2020
Its working less then 10% advance bookings in maximum theater in NCR. pic.twitter.com/Sb4GK9154X
— MI Amit (@maihuhindustan) January 8, 2020
Killing three birds with one stone
— Sana (@sanatanadhrm) January 8, 2020
Sorry Laxmi we are boycotting your story because real culprit is not going to be shown. In fact he doesn't need to hide his face because film is doing for him#boycottchhapaak pic.twitter.com/bt89BMMmAp
— Rahul Kumar Pandey (@ramanujan678) January 8, 2020
— Shreyash Awasthi (@Shreyash_Awasth) January 8, 2020
In reality, the scum who threw acid on Laxmi Agarwal was Nadeem Khan, a peaceful guy who was only following his faith.
In the movie, miraculously, his name is "Rajesh"
— दीक्षा पाण्डेय🇮🇳 (@Dikshapandey22) January 8, 2020
Call me Hindu Extremist, Bhakt, Anti-Minority, or whatever you want to say!
But I can’t be hypocrite. This is not right. This is shameful!
Naeem Khan changed to Rajesh! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 This is actual brain-washing and spreading hatred against a particular religion. pic.twitter.com/A1aWon3BPj
— Prasad Karwa (@PrasadKarwa) January 8, 2020
If a Nadeem who was the man who threw acid on the brave girl on whom the @deepikapadukone movie #Chhappak is based has been changed to Rajesh then it is shameful, deceitful and deliberate. #boycottchappak
— Savio Rodrigues 🇮🇳 (@PrinceArihan) January 8, 2020
This Deepika Padukone saga is getting more & more sinister by the day. Her new movie Chapaak is a deliberate case of defamation of my friend Rajesh Sharma.
Rajesh is saying that the culprit's real name is Nadeem Khan but in the movie they have used my friend's name
— Dr Jagadish J Hiremut 🇮🇳 (@Kaalateetham) January 8, 2020
I have no offence that @deepikapadukone went to #jnu in solidarity with the students. But #boycottchhapaak because I don't understand why are they changing the name of the victim from Nadeem khan to Rajesh sharma. Yes, name is important.
— Manak Kaushik (@_manakkaushik) January 8, 2020
A friend of mine who works in Bollywood told me that #Chappak dialogues are getting changed overnight and Rajesh will be renamed to Bashir before release.
This is people’s power. We won! People won! Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Lä Lä 🇮🇳 (@Lala_The_Don) January 8, 2020
Do you think ‘Chhapaak’ maligns Hindus by naming the attacker as Rajesh and not Naeem Khan?