It seems the turbulent time for Deepika Padukone hasn't come to an end. The actress, who has been facing severe backlash for visiting Jawarharlal Nehru University a couple of days before her film Chhapaak's release, has fallen into a social media trouble once again. Well, yes. Deepika, who made her debut on the social networking platform TikTok, was slammed by users for asking a makeup artist to recreate her 'Chhapaak look'.
It happened so, that Deepika while interacting with a makeup artist, whose handle goes by the username of @faby_makeupartist, asked the latter to recreate her film's looks. The 34-year-old actress named Om Shanti Om, Piku and Chhapaak. Calling the acid attack look as 'Chhapaak look', little did Deepika know that it could stir up controversy yet again. Soon after, Twitter users slammed her for mocking acid attack survivors by making the character look a TikTok challenge. One user reprimanded her for mocking Laxmi Agarwal, on whom Chhapaak is based on while the other called the challenge 'below the belt'.
And just when we thought that @deepikapadukone couldn’t mock Lakshmi anymore through her PR stunts in JNU she comes up with tick tok challenge on acid attack victims. Gross. pic.twitter.com/077Uz7hcEg
— Dr Smokiee (@SmokingSkills_) January 18, 2020
Honestly expected @deepikapadukone who has been through her own mental breakdowns to be more sensitive. But clearly..no.
You do a movie on a acid attack victim, cry in every other promotional event n now this below the belt challenge where a acid attack face is her fav! https://t.co/dwqqwDuD2q
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) January 18, 2020
Schooling Deepika for the video, certain Twitter users called her insensitive and ghastly while a few stated that it was the worst way of promotion.
Acid attack survivors’ faces aren’t “looks” for makeup artists to try on for a few minutes to showcase their talent. There are endless “looks” for them to try & experiment, trauma however isn’t one. Deepika Padukone’s PR team really out here being insensitive for TIK TOK, gross.
— x (@krownnist) January 18, 2020
Acid attack Make-up ?? How low it can get ??
Shame on you !! @deepikapadukone
— Srikanth (@srikanthbjp_) January 18, 2020
No @deepikapadukone.This promo isn't cool or cute. It's insensitive & ghastly.
The movie wasn't about you & your make up. It was about a woman scarred for life.And victims like her,whose marks can't be wiped off,unlike your make up.
You lost the plot,alas. https://t.co/9Zt8XEmSqI
— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) January 18, 2020
— Shash (@pokershash) January 18, 2020
Acid attack is a joke to you, Deepika Padukone? Shameless Actress.
Good, She is exposed way back pic.twitter.com/7WGJPq7cYG
— Troll Indian Politics (@TIP_Pradhanjii) January 18, 2020
Deepika landed into troubled waters after her sudden visit to JNU before Chhapaak's release. Moments later, chants of Boycott Chhapaak ruled social media. Reportedly, as a result of a public outcry, the actress became a subject of hatred. The film was directed by Meghna Gulzar and released on January 10, 2020. It revolved around an acid attack survivor who fought all odds for justice and awareness.