Deepika Padukone's biopic, Chhapaak based on the Laxmi Agrawal released this Friday. Based on the acid attack survivor's life story, the film shares about her struggles after the attack, and her aim to help stop the crime, while also helping other acid attack survivors. Even before the film hit theatres, Chhapaak was making headlines for the wrong reasons along with the lead actress Deepika Padukone.
Few days before film's release, Deepika visited the JNU campus to express her solidarity with the students and teachers protesting in the campus. However, this action received a mixed response from the audience. Twitter was divided into, #WeStandWithDeepikaPadukone and #BoycottChhapaak. Many claimed the visit was a horrible attempt at promoting her film and will affect the film's ticket sales.
Now that, Chhapaak has released and the opening day box office numbers are out, Deepika once again is being trolled on social media. #DeepikaPRBackfires is currently trending on twitter and haters say the bad BO collection was bound to happen. Some have compared her to Swara Bhaskar, dissed her depression and have even called her an incapable actress. Here are some of the trending tweets online,
Swara Bhasker jumped into JNU controversy thinking she will get famous and her movies starts doing like that of Deepika's.— Bharath Rabari 🇮🇳 (@bharath_rabari) January 11, 2020
Then Deepika did JNU PR stunt. Now Deepika's movie is doing like that of Swara Bhasker 🤣#DeepikaPRBackfires
Im actually not happy as Chhapaak isnt doing good because this movie is based on the most evil part of our society which is acid attack.— Dr. Gaindaswamy (B.D.S,M) 🗯️ (@GaindaSwamy) January 11, 2020
I wanted it to be super duper hit so that it reaches everywhere. But @deepikapadukone stupidity has defeated all of us 😔😔#DeepikaPRBackfires
I am sure #DeepikaPadukone , after 3 months will again visit every channel telling them that she again went to depression after being bullied on social media after her act of solidarity with #JNU students #DeepikaPRBackfires— ShradhasumanRai (@shradhasumanrai) January 11, 2020
One thing is Clear without Big actor deepika is flop Actress— RDX GARU ࿗ ࿗ 🔭 (@RDX_Maharaj) January 11, 2020
Padmavat & Bajirao hit bcs of Ranveer singh
Kangana Ranaut give solo hit performance in Queen, Manikarnika#DeepikaPRBackfires
In Padmaavat Deepika walked into fire in Reel life, In JNU she walked into fire by supporting Aazadi slogans in Real life.— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) January 11, 2020
In Padmaavat her reel character died, in JNU her film's collection. #DeepikaPRBackfires
Anuska fans put Dhaaga in Sui to promote Sui Dhaaga in events— Lä Lä 🇮🇳 (@Lala_The_Don) January 11, 2020
Tanaji supporters made sketches of Shivaji Maharaj & Tanhaji for movie promotions
Waiting liberals for jump in mud to do ‘Chappak Chappak’ to promote movie so it can overtake Tanhaji Business. #DeepikaPRBackfires
Chhapaak's opening day collection has been reported as, Rs 4.75 crore. Experts stated the morning collections were decent and were expected to see some growth in the evening but it failed to pick up pace. The film directed by Meghna Gulzar also sees Vikrant Massey in a pivotal role.