The bold stand of Bollywood actress, Deepika Padukone, to stand with the alleged culprits of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) violence, has made the actress pay a heavy price for it. The Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Chhapaak’ movie has failed to gain viewers’ support on its first day of screening across the nation. As per reports, the movie has been able to bag only Rs. 4.77 crore on its first day as against its speculated high box office collection.
The poor box office collection is tagged as the result of Deepika Padukone’s wrong and bizarre step to stand with the alleged leftist JNU students during the January 5 JNU violence. The Twitter has been flooded with tweets berserking at Padukone for spoiling the real cause of the movie. The Twitterities have cursed and blamed the 34-year old sizzling actress for spoiling the performance of the movie at the box office.
At the time of writing this article, the angry Twitterities made #DeepikaPRBackFires trend for hours on Twitter. Expressing her frustration on the ‘Om Shanti Om’ actress, a Twitter user lashed out at Deepika Padukone for downgrading the cause of the movie ‘Chhapaak’. “Sad that due to poor PR strategy, voice of acid attack victim, Laxmi Agarwal, didn’t reach people. The movie which was aimed at a social awakening has been reduced to a subject of mockery & will be remembered as a PR gimmick rather than a movie with social msg #DeepikaPRBackfires” wrote Aishwarya Mudgil, a Twitter user seemingly angry on Deepika Padukone for her misadventure.
Sad that due to poor PR strategy, voice of acid attack victim, Laxmi Agarwal, didn't reach people. The movie which was aimed at a social awakening has been reduced to a subject of mockery & will be remembered as a PR gimmick rather than a movie with social msg #DeepikaPRBackfires
— Aishwarya Mudgil (@AishwaryaMudgi1) January 11, 2020
Another user apologized to Laxmi Agarwal, the acid attack survivor on whom the movie ‘Chhapaak’ is based on, and wrote “Sorry Laxmi but nation is first”. The Twitter user has also attached the movie ticket of ‘Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior’ trying to show that he/she is boycotting Padukone starrer ‘Chhapaak’. ‘Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior’ has also released on January 10, alongside Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’.
— Vashisht (@Vashishtrahulg) January 11, 2020
Another user wrote “Sorry” for Laxmi Agarwal and called his step to boycott Laxmi’s biopic ‘Chhapaak’ in solidarity with the spirit of the nation.
— 🇮🇳🇮🇳 I SUPPORT CAB & NRC 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@DilipKumar_sln) January 11, 2020
Another Twitter user wrote a social message for those looking to help acid attack survivors but penalise Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’. “If you really want to help acid attack victims instead of watching #Chhapak donate ticket and popcorn money to NGO working in this field. That will be better contribution than standing next to #TukdeTukdeGang #DeepikaPRBackfires” wrote Ashwin Nagar, an angry Twitter user participating on #DeepikaPRBackfires.
If you really want to help acid attack victims instead of watching #Chhapak donate ticket and popcorn money to NGO working in this field. That will be better contribution than standing next to #TukdeTukdeGang .
— Ashwin Nagar / अश्विन नागर (@ashwinnagar) January 11, 2020
Then came an emotional message from a Twitter user who seemed to support Laxmi Agarwal but not Deepika Padukone. “After all this, we shouldn’t forget that the film “Chhapaak” is based on the acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. We may have many reasons to hate Deepika but we also have many reasons to support Laxmi. We should watch the film just for Laxmi, not for Deepika. #DeepikaPRBackfires,” wrote a Twitter user while asking people to watch ‘Chhapaak’ to support Laxmi Agarwal and not Deepika Padukone.
After all this, we shouldn't forget that the film "Chhapaak" is based on the acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. We may have many reasons to hate Deepika but we also have many reasons to support Laxmi.
We should watch the film just for Laxmi, not for Deepika.#DeepikaPRBackfires pic.twitter.com/uyMtFdaWbN
— Swagnik🚩 (@Sangy_Sagnik) January 11, 2020
At the time of writing this article, the #DeepikaPRBackfires had already received 3,17,000 tweets against Deepika Padukone and was trending at number 1 in India. The people who had earlier decided to watch Deepika Padukone produced and starrer ‘Chhapaak’, had then changed their choice to watch ‘Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior’.
In my friend circle more than 10 people, who earlier wanted to see #Chapaak, have decided to watch #Tanhaji this weekend after #DeepikaPadukone visited #JNUProtest#DeepikaPRBackfires#TanhajiTheUnsungWarrior #BlockbusterTanhaji pic.twitter.com/4FuoBt7CE5
— Dinesh Kumar (@dineshkpr) January 11, 2020
The Ajay Devgan starrer ‘Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior’ has been successful in bagging more than Rs. 16 crore on it’s first day release. It seems that ‘Tanhaji- The Unsung Warrior’ has become the ultimate beneficiary of Deepika Padukone’s JNU misadventure. It could also be seen as a caution for Bollywood stars to think twice before stepping ahead for any cause. They must be a good analyst to see whether their act is for the nation or against the nation, as they may be a superhit celebs in their industry but a business seeker for the masses.
True that ; I had plans to watch it in Theater this Sunday but Now I will never watch any of her movie in Future. If anyhow my mind starts changing ; I will see these images as a Reminder nto to watch her movies . She has brought Shame . IndiaFirst 🇮🇳 #DeepikaPRBackfires pic.twitter.com/cbdxb2Cckn
— Rahul Dogra (@rahulsimpact) January 11, 2020