Exclusive! Athiya Shetty calls Deepika Padukone extremely brave on her visit to JNU

Deepika Padukone made headlines when he promised his support to the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University after they were attacked by masked thugs earlier this year. The actress received a mixed response for her brave position where, on the one hand, she was praised for standing up and taking a position, she was also trolled and beaten on the other side.nRecently, in an exclusive chat with ETimes, Athiya Shetty open about Deepika JNU to visit. She said: “I think he was extremely brave. It is very easy to sit behind a computer screen or a phone and comment. However, to appear and be part of a movement or part of something, many guts are required. You need to be extremely brave and that is what she is. ”

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As he elaborated more on the violent reaction Deepika received for his courageous step, he added: You can listen to those who hate, but those who hate will hate.

Speaking about his reactions to the current situation, Deepika had previously said in an interview with a news channel that what he wanted to say he had said two years ago when Padmaavat was launched. He added that what he is seeing today hurts. He also hoped that it would not become the new normal in which anyone can say something and get away with it. She said she's scared and sad.nDeepika was in Delhi with her director Meghna Gulzar and co-star Vikrant Massey to promote her next movie, ‘ Chhapaak ’.

Several Bollywood celebrities, including Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu Vishal Bhardwaj, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha and Zoya Akhtar, among others, participated in a protest held at the India Gate in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, at the front of the job, Deepika will be seen soon in the co-starring husband of Kabir Khan '83' Ranveer singh . She is also co-producing the movie. Apart from this, it will also be seen in an untitled film with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. He has also announced his film, Draupadi.