Chhapaak: Congress distributes free movie tickets to support Deepika

Chhapaak: Congress distributes free movie tickets to support Deepika

After Deepika Padukone visits JNU in order to express solidarity to students who were attacked by masked men, outrage began on the actress for standing in Kanhaiya Kumar’s campaign. She was slammed for supporting Tukde Tukde gang. Therefore, as we know, people have been boycotting her latest release Chhapaak. However, Congress has stepped forward to support the actress and the party is also offering free movie tickets for her film, Chhapaak.

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that his party is showing a kind gesture to support the actor for showing her solidarity with JNU students. He further added that his party is only stopping the movie from being boycotted where BJP is doing it as punishment for standing with students. "So, we are showing solidarity to her by giving tickets to college students. We do not want anyone to be boycotted because of showing courage to stand with the students," he said in a press conference.

The pictures on the internet shows NSUI activists holding movie tickets in their hands outside a cineplex in solidarity with Deepika Padukone for her film Chhapaak. On the other hand, many BJP leaders, including South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri, have asked to boycott Deepika's  movie after she made a surprise visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday. But, the Congress leaders have arranged a special screening of the movie for students in Daryaganj area.

"We bought all the 920 tickets of the 2-pm show. Around 800 students watched the film. Deepika stood with our students. Now it is our turn to support her," Congress leader Alka Lamba said. The movie has been declared tax-free in Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. "My demand from Rajasthan Government is that the movie, Chhapaak, should be made tax-free in Rajasthan because it is a story of a woman who fought bravely and inspires several women," Jaswant Gurjar, Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), said.