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Deepika Padukone Under Fire For Meeting Alleged Sexual Harasser for New Film

Her fans don’t want Deepika working with an alleged sex offender.

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Deepika Padukone has sparked off a controversy after she was photographed leaving Luv Rajan’s office with Ranbir Kapoor. Fans feel betrayed by the ‘Queen of Bollywood‘ over fears that she’s itching to work with an alleged sex offender Rajan.

While to the amateur eye, this looks like just two ex-flames working together after four years since Ye Jawaani Hai Dewaani. To the hardcore Deepika fans, this comes across as a betrayal, that too by the highest-paid actress in Bollywood who pushed for equal pay and often talks about women issues.

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor
Deepika Padokone and Ranbir Kapoor photographed outside Luv Ranjan office/residence

Deepika Padukone Fans Are Not Happy

Her fans are not happy.


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Ranbir Kapoor is as Guilty as Deepika Padukone

Some people were irked how even others were jumping on the #NotMyDeepika bandwagon. Its not just her fans who were outraged.

Some people pointed out that while it’s a good thing Deep’s fans are keeping her in check, Ranbir is as equally guilty as her. So where’s the outrage for the guy here?

 


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The Luv Rajan Scandal

In October 2018, the #MeToo movement caught on in India, as scores of women in the industry came forward with their stories. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety director Luv Ranjan was accused of sexual harassment by an actor at that time.

Film-maker Luv Rajan also has a reputation of making films that cater to a very specific male audience. Critics find his storylines particularly disrespectful of women, to say the least. His last film, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, was dubbed misogynistic.

Back to Deepika, the Padmavaat starlet’s fans did not appreciate her working with a film-maker accused of sexual harassment. Pretty soon, it wasn’t her on-screen reunion with Ranbir Kapoor that made the rounds, rather it was the #NotMyDeepika that started trending on social media.

Deepika Padokone’s fanbase protested against the possibility of their favorite artist working with a filmmaker who has been tainted by India’s #MeToo moment.

via Masala

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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