Country Can’t Run in Talibani Style: Sena’s Raut Supports Deepika
He said the country cannot be run in a "Talibani" style.
He said the country cannot be run in a "Talibani" style.(Photo Courtesy: Altered by The Quint)

Country Can’t Run in Talibani Style: Sena’s Raut Supports Deepika

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut came out in support of actor Deepika Padukone over her expression of solidarity with JNU, on Sunday, 12 January. Padukone is facing flak from the BJP and some other quarters over her visit to the JNU campus in Delhi to stand with the students who were recently attacked by an armed mob.

Raut, who is a Rajya Sabha member and the executive editor of Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said, the country cannot be run in a “Talibani” style.

After Padukone's visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday, many appreciated her 'silent solidarity', while others criticised her for supporting 'Leftists', saying it was a promotional stunt for her latest film Chhapaak. Some also demanded a boycott of the film.

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Criticism, Flak, Praise, Support

A section of BJP leaders criticised the 34-year-old actor over her JNU visit. In light of this, they also called for a boycott of Chhapaak.

Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar, hit the theatres on Friday. The Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on Thursday declared the film tax-free in the two states.

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