Not my Deepika Padukone, say fans in protest amid rumours of her working with Luv Ranjan: ‘She’s a hypocrite’
Deepika Padukone’s fans are protesting the possibility of their favourite actor working with sexual harassment accused filmmaker Luv Ranjan.Updated: Jul 20, 2019 16:16 IST
Hours after she was spotted at director Luv Ranjan’s home with actor Ranbir Kapoor, presumably to discuss an upcoming project, Deepika Padukone’s fans have started the #NotMyDeepika hashtag on Twitter. They are protesting the possibility of their favourite actor working with a filmmaker who has in the past been accused of sexual harassment and of making chauvinistic films.
On Friday evening, exes Deepika and Ranbir were seen at the filmmaker’s house, leading to speculation that they may be on the cusp of reuniting on screen for the fourth time. Ranbir has already been announced as one of the co-leads of Luv Ranjan’s upcoming film, which also stars Ajay Devgn.
“Girl your a** better be not signing that luvrat movie or we going unstanning,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “The fact that she met him and find it in herself to even sit and talk to him is disappointing enough for me but her doing this film will prove that she’s nothing less than hypocrite,” wrote another.
Luv Ranjan has been accused of making cinema that caters to a very specific male audience that isn’t particularly respectful of women. His last film, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, was often labelled ‘misogynistic’ by critics, who complained about its treatment of Nushrat Bharucha’s character. “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a dim-witted ode to misogyny,” a NewsLaundry headline read. Responding to the criticism, the filmmaker had told IANS, “We always knew we were making a film that would appeal to the youth. Critics called the film anti-women, misogynistic... But that didn’t bother me. I was looking beyond the criticism.” The film went on to make more than Rs 100 crore at the box office, catapulting lead actor Kartik Aaryan to stardom.
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In October, 2018, during the Indian #MeToo movement, the filmmaker was accused of sexual harassment by actor. He denied the allegation, and Nushrat wrote a statement in his defence.
“Being the top actress of your country you have many people looking upto you, it is YOUR responsibility to set the right example. Are you even aware of how you are gonna promote someone who has sexually harassed other women by working in his film?” a fan wrote on Twitter. Another shared a screenshot of Deepika’s tweet in support of everyone who had come out against their abusers during the movement.
Here are some more reactions:
On a side note if it were for any other actor or actress there would be zero backlash because most of them have zero credibility. Deepika has built a reputation for herself and her ideals. Her fans don’t just stan Deepika the actor but the Deepika the human being #notmydeepika— Akash Kumar (@AkashxDeepika) July 20, 2019
Not to be THAT person, but Ranbir left looking unhappy whereas Deepika seemed good. Does that mean she hasn’t signed the film? 🥺 #NotMyDeepika— 𝐫𝐢𝐚 ❦ (@MonaDarlingx) July 20, 2019
#notmydeepika I do have to say if you're still using this news to be shadey, you're worse than the people who don't believe the survivors. You're using then as a way to degrade other, which is frankly, repulsive.— Celeste (@RisenyetAgain) July 20, 2019
Being the top actress of your country you have many people looking upto you, it is YOUR responsibility to set the right example. Are you even aware of how you are gonna promote someone who has sexually harassed other women by working in his film? #NotMyDeepika— 𝐫𝐢𝐚 ❦ (@MonaDarlingx) July 20, 2019
for a young girl like me who have also expierence harrasment in her childhood , this is so disheartening and heartbreaking— sidharth’s princess 🌸 (@mrssoftmalhotra) July 20, 2019
this is just not acceptable from a grown and established women , please don’t lose your loved ones because of this one wrong step u have taken #notmydeepika
I refuse to believe that she signed this or is thinking whether to do it or not. We all know Deepika. This is not something she would do. #notmydeepika— #Chhapaak (@padukonesbae) July 20, 2019
I too have been sexually harassed by men when I was young and seeing a woman that I look upto promote someone who’s been accused of something similar really hurts. If women don’t stand up for each other then who will? #NotMyDeepika— 𝐫𝐢𝐚 ❦ (@MonaDarlingx) July 20, 2019
The fact that she meet him and find it in herself to even set and talk to him is disappointing enough for me but her doing this film will prove that she's nothing less than hypocrite #notmydeepika— BLUE ROSE (ू•ᴗ•ू❁) (@forevercrazen) July 20, 2019
Do y’all remember this? She was sorry to let us fans down, despite it not being her fault. This is the Deepika i know & admire. I still believe she values us all too much & our opinions matter to her. @deepikapadukone i hope you won’t let us down this time. #notmydeepika pic.twitter.com/djaK5kkO4l— Sanaya (@shahsanaya11) July 20, 2019
Being her fan for so many years, i’ve constantly seen her live upto her words.She’s not said one thing & done another or gone back on her words.I really really hope it remains the same.@deepikapadukone Pls don’t ruin the reputation & trust that took years to built. #notmydeepika— Sanaya (@shahsanaya11) July 20, 2019
As a neutral fan I feel it's really appreciable that DP fans are slamming her instead of defending Deepika. So rather than mocking them respect them that atleast they aren't blind supporters. Some PC fans are really annoying. Dear Deepika only you can make them stfu #NotMyDeepika— ayushi 🍂 (@ayushineex) July 20, 2019
Well #DeepikaPadukone got an amazing fan base, all so wise. They are really not like other celebrity's fans. They like and support her but not blindly and that's how fans are supposed to be. Shame on those fans who abuse someone for not liking who they do. #notmydeepika— Prabal Prince (@prabal_prince) July 20, 2019
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First Published: Jul 20, 2019 15:57 IST