When Deepika Padukone was slammed for being ‘a hypocrite'
First Published 2, Aug 2020, 11:22 AM
Last year #NotMyDeepika trended on social media because she agreed to work with #MeToo accused Luv Ranjan
During the #MeToo controversy, Deepika Padukone said that she would never work with someone who has been accused of sexual harassment.
However, before she made that statement, Deepika was spotted at Luv Ranjan's residence, which hinted that she might work with the #MeToo accused. Later, reports were out that Deepika will work in Luv Ranjan's next with former boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor.
Not long ago, in an interview with popular magazine Vogue, Deepika was asked if she would work with someone accused of sexual harassment, Deepika had said, "No! I would not."
A source close to the actress told BollywoodHungama, "Deepika is working on Luv Ranjan's next but everybody wants to keep it under wraps till the whole issue about Me Too dies down completely. Deepika had signed the movie much earlier this year and had started discussions regarding the script with Luv."
In July 2019 she and Ranbir were spotted exiting the filmmaker's office and Deepika's fans took offense to that. They started the #NotMyDeepika hashtag on social media. Many felt, on social media, given her strong stance against sexual harassment, that she shouldn't do the movie and wanted her to rethink her choice.
Since the news came out, Deepika's fans started questioning her decision and asked why she “lied about it”, eventually calling her “hypocrite.”
Deepika Padukone will be next seen in Kabir Khan's '83 along with husband Ranveer Singh, portraying the role of Romi Bhatia - Kapil Dev's wife.