A viral video reportedly featuring students from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has stirred a storm of controversy as it mocks Bollywood veteran actress Deepika Padukone’s love life. The clip, widely shared across social media platforms, has ignited a wave of outrage and condemnation from internet users.
In the video, BHU students are seen performing an act that humorously pokes fun at Deepika‘s romantic relationships. The actress, known for her successful film career and public image, has had her personal life scrutinized in the past, making her the target of such satire particularly sensitive.
Watch the video here:
This BHU , Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
Memes are ok But This is character assassination of Indian actress Deepika Padukone!
It's just show the mindset of cheapest! It's shameful act! pic.twitter.com/KhK3oQrulX
— Ashish Singh (@AshishSinghKiJi) November 8, 2023
Will Deepika take any legal action against the university?
The video’s content has been met with a strong negative reaction, with many individuals expressing their disapproval of the mockery. Interestingly, a few days back Deepika Padukone came as a guest with her husband Ranveer Singh in the first episode of the popular talk show ‘Koffee With Karan’ where she disclosed that she wasn’t initially looking for a committed relationship and simply wanted to enjoy herself and heal from her past relationships when she met Ranveer
“I wanted to be single for a while because I had come out of a couple of difficult relationships. I was going through a phase where I thought, “I just want to be unattached and not committed. I just want to have fun because this is the age, you know.” And then he (Ranveer Singh) came along. So, I didn’t commit. In fact, until he proposed to me, there was no real commitment.
Even if we were technically allowed to see other people, we kept coming back to each other. I did meet other people, but I wasn’t interested or excited by anyone else. In my mind, I was committed to him (Ranveer). So, I’d meet other people, but in the back of my head, I was always going back to him.”
As the controversy unfolds, it highlights the importance of considering the impact and ethical implications of content shared on the internet and the potential consequences for individuals in the public eye. The incident serves as a reminder that humour should be used responsibly and without causing harm or distress to others. It’d be interesting to see if the actress would take any legal action against the university or not.