Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone lost her cool when a leading daily posted images of her wearing a dress that flaunted her cleavage, during the music launch of CHENNAI EXPRESS, held last year.
An angry Deepika got on to a micro-blogging site and posted her message along with a snapshot of the leading daily’s photo story. “Supposedly India’s ‘LEADING’ newspaper and this is ‘NEWS’!!?? YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!?? Dont talk about Woman’s Empowerment when YOU don’t know how to RESPECT Women!,” posted Deepika.
|RANVEER SINGH, JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ, ARJUN KAPOOR, ILEANA DCRUZ,
AYUSHMANN KHURRANA, PRIYANKA CHOPRA and DEEPIKA PADUKONE
Her series of replies spread like wild fire and her fans across the globe and her colleagues from Bollywood stepped out in her support. Here’s what B-town people had to say:
Boman Irani: Complimenting a lady is a grace reserved for gentlemen! I stand on a tall tall chair and applaud you @deepikapadukone
Ranveer Singh: @deepikapadukone way to let ’em know! #LikeABoss @TOIEntertain TUM se yeh ummeed nahi thi #SMH #owned
Karan Johar: Appalled….shocked and disgusted at the level of disrespect shown..Deepika or any women in the world cannot and should not stand for this!!
Priyanka Chopra: Well done @deepikapadukone ! Taken a stand for all of us. Xoxo
Arjun Kapoor: We have hit a new low today…forget complimenting a woman have the ability to respect a woman first…
Ileana D’Cruz: @deepikapadukone absolutely disgusting that this is what they choose to write about! Good on you for speaking up against this bullshit! Xxx
Huma Qureshi: More power to @deepikapadukone 🙂 dats how u shut them upppp
Arjun Rampal: I just read here in Malaysia about @deepikapadukone retort to cheap sensational journalism,well done girl.
Farah Khan: Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the [email protected] doing just that!! (N THATS how u pay a compliment )
Ayushmann Khurrana: Dear yellow journalism, a star showed you that some of you are green. • Dear yellow journalism, yeh-lo!
Aditi Rao Hydari: Thank you for this! About time! #RESPECT @deepikapadukone: YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??”
Virr Das: An actor has just as much right to react to an image of their body as anyone does. Fame doesn’t veto your gender or your self-respect.
Jacqueline Fernandez: @deepikapadukone #istandbydeepikapadukone
Dia Mirza: Entertainment ‘news’ has rarely ever treated women with much respect. I’m surprised by the surprise. For once some1 decided not to let it go
Shoojit Sircar: That’s eve teasing of different kind…@deepikapadukone that’s the way women shd stand against & protest …
Pulkit Samrat: Journalism or Voyeurism?! @deepikapadukone: Supposedly India’s ‘LEADING’ newspaper and this is ‘NEWS’!!??
Kriti Sanon: @deepikapadukone superbb reply!! Glad that someone stood up! N i cant believe they actually replied to justify instead of apologising!!!!!
Sophie Choudry :Media attacks a celeb’s personal & professional life all the time but this is a new low! Tku for speaking out @deepikapadukone! #Shame #TOI
Esha Gupta: @deepikapadukone well said, proud of you. Thank you for doing this.. Women power
Homi Adajania: @deepikapadukone – we just slam ourselves back into the dark ages! Reputed channels inciting regressive shit. What are they thinking?! Sad!
Ritesh Sidhwani: SHOCKED what it takes to get ATTN @deepikapadukone: Supposedly India’s ‘LEADING’ newspaper and this is ‘NEWS’!!??