Deepika Padukone is facing a backlash once again and this time it is for turning her character Malti’s look from Chhapaak into a TikTok challenge. A TikTok video of the star is going viral for all the wrong reasons.
During the promotions of her film Chhapaak, Deepika had met many TikTok stars. For one of the videos, the actress discussed her top three favourite looks with a TikTok user @faby_makeupartist and challenged her to recreate them.
In the video, Deepika can be heard telling Faby that she will be challenging her with three of her most favourite looks. To which the TikTok star says that she will recreate them.
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The video shows Faby recreating Deepika in Om Shanti Om, Piku and lastly as Malti in Chhapaak. The video garnered a lot of outrage as it mocked Lakshmi Agarwal’s journey, the acid-attack survivor on whom the film is based.
Users on social media declared the video as a cheap PR stunt.
This is not the first time though that Deepika has been criticised massively. Before the release of her film Chhapaak, Deepika had visited JNU after the attacks to stand in solidarity with JNUSU students, because of which many right wing affiliated accounts trolled her immensely.