Deepika Padukone visits JNU in order to show her support to the protests against the mob violence that the students of the university were recently subjected to. While many Bollywood celebrities and netizens praised the actress for taking a stand, many others targetted her for the same. After her visit to JNU, netizens perceived Deepika's gesture as a publicity stunt for her upcoming film Chhapaak. As a result, only two days before the film's release, it has gained controversy with #BoycottChhapaak trending on Twitter.
Many people posted screenshots of getting their advance booking canceled for Chhapaak as they boycotted the film and prompted others to do the same. People have even unfollowed and blocked Deepika on social media platforms and have posted screenshots of the same on Twitter. While some shared the same picture repeatedly and started rumors of about 500 tickets being canceled after the incident took place.
On Sunday evening, a bunch of masked goons broke into the JNU campus and attacked the students and teachers. The miscreants hid their identity as they trespassed on the university. Many Bollywood celebrities voiced their disapproval and concern about mob violence against the students.