#NotMyDeepika: Deepika Padukone Urged By Followers Not To Work With #MeToo Accused Luv Ranjan

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Regardless of the #NotMyDeepika enchantment from her followers, it seems to be like actress Deepika Padukone will seemingly be in #MeToo accused director Luv Ranjan’s subsequent movie. No official announcement has been made however the Web went into overdrive after Deepika, 33, was noticed leaving the filmmaker’s house two days in the past with Ranbir Kapoor. Quickly after, stories in publications equivalent to Instances Of India and SpotboyE recommended that each actors could be in Luv Ranjan’s new challenge, as would Nushrat Bharucha and Ajay Devgn, each of whom he has beforehand labored with. If Deepika does find yourself working with Luv Ranjan, she may nicely have misplaced herself many followers. Twitter was immediately flooded with pleas asking Deepika Padukone to not work with a person accused of a number of counts of sexual harassment.

One tweet learn: “Once you work with an abuser, you not solely nullify the makes an attempt of the survivors to lastly obtain some justice, you additionally stain your individual legacy as nicely. You will lose respect and credentials as an artist, Deepika Padukone. Do not do that.”

Ranbir Kapoor just isn’t being held to the identical normal of accountability as his colleague – there are not any tweets asking him to not work with Luv Ranjan – and neither are Nushrat Bharucha, who vociferously defended Luv Ranjan when he was referred to as out for alleged harassing an actress, or Ajay Devgn, who labored not solely with Luv Ranjan but in addition alleged rapist Alok Nath in his final movie De De Pyaar De. Deepika Padukone, it appears, is related to a larger stage of integrity and a few tweets level out the irony of the feminist content material of her work-in-progress Chhapaak, primarily based on the lifetime of an acid assault survivor, versus the potential Luv Ranjan movie.

Two days in the past, Deepika and Ranbir have been noticed leaving Luv Ranjan’s home – the Web jumped to the plain conclusion.

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Deepika arriving at Luv Ranjan’s home.

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Ranbir was additionally noticed arriving at Luv Ranjan’s home

Final 12 months, an official Luv Movies announcement revealed that Ranbir and Ajay Devgn would star within the filmmaker’s subsequent challenge.

Luv Ranjan was among the many a number of Bollywood males to be accused final 12 months of sexually harassing feminine colleagues. An unnamed actress alleged that he had requested her to strip to her underwear and in addition posed inappropriate questions whereas auditioning for 2011 movie Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Nushrat Bharucha, who has starred in a number of Luv Ranjan movies together with Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, posted an impassioned defence of the director on social media. Her Pyaar Ka Punchnama co-star Sonnalli Seygall additionally defended Luv Ranjan.

Regardless of the highly effective wave of #MeToo tales that emerged from Bollywood final 12 months, it seems that the movie business is simply too prepared to provide alleged sexual predators a free cross. Ajay Devgn was roundly criticised for showing in a movie with Alok Nath, accused of rape, after having publicly pledged to not work with sexual offenders. Extra lately, Vikas Bahl’s directing credit have been restored in Tremendous 30 after he was cleared of sexual misconduct prices, allegedly with out due course of being adopted. He was additionally noticed at a Sunday lunch celebration at filmmaker Farah Khan’s home with friends equivalent to his Tremendous 30 star Hrithik Roshan, actresses Kriti Sanon and Aditi Rao Hydari, tennis participant Sania Mirza and others.

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