In between the current environment in the country and the recent JNU attack, Deepika Padukone visited the JNU campus on Tuesday and stood with the students in solidarity. Her action had seen in a different light by various people and, Kartik Aaryan has stood by and praised Deepika’s visit to the JNU campus. The actor didn’t just praise the Chhapaak star but also condemned the violence that took place on the JNU Campus on 5th January 2020.
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Kartik spoke out and praised Deepika’s action of visiting and standing with the students of JNU in solidarity. Kartik said, “Of course, I respect what Deepika did yesterday and I hope a lot of people would stand up and a lot of citizens should come ahead and talk about it. Strict actions had needed. The way these things are happening, this is not our country, these things should not happen here. I really hope strict actions are taken.” The actor also mentioned that he saw the video on social media of attackers entering the JNU campus and vandalizing property.
Kartik stated that the Police must take strict action against the people involved and that people need to talk about the things that are happening in JNU. Kartik said, “I saw the video and the way they entered the campus or the video in which... (refers to the video of Aishe Ghosh bleeding) again, it makes you...I just think this is a really bad atmosphere right now and it is necessary to take action.” Kartik even went on to say that no one must be afraid of speaking up against this and said that more citizens are getting angry on the matter.
With Deepika’s Chhapaak release just around the corner, her joining the students at JNU on Tuesday has left the netizens and people divided. Various hashtags like ‘I Support Deepika’ to ‘ boycott Chhapaak’ have been trending on social media which shows that people’s opinion got split in the matter. Many other stars like Swara Bhaskar, Dia Mirza, Anurag Kashyap, and others praised Deepika joining the protest at JNU. Meanwhile, the atmosphere at the JNU campus is unstable and students have been demanding action against the perpetrators.