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Deepika Padukone’s JNU visit could result in loss of brands, reduced visibility: report
Posted Monday 12:46 PM

Source: The Economic Times

Deepika Padukone’s visibility after her appearance in support of JNU students, ahead of the release of her latest film, Chhapaak. According to an Economic Times report, Deepika’s unexpected appearance could affect her financially. Deepika had expressed solidarity with the students, who were allegedly attacked by a violent mob last Sunday.

“Normally, brands like to play safe and are wary of any controversy,” the report quoted Shashi Sinha, chief executive of IPG Mediabrands, which represents Coca-Cola and Amazon among others, as saying.

Deepika’s appearance led to social media trends such as #BoycottChhapaak; if the box office collections of Chhapaak, which has made around Rs 20 crore in its first three days of release, were indeed affected is not yet clear. A report on The Print said that a promotional video featuring Deepika as part of the government’s Skill India campaign has been ‘abruptly dropped’.

There was a lot of support for the actor too, both from within the industry as well as on social media. Previously, actor Aamir Khan was dropped as the brand ambassador for Snapdeal after he commented on the growing intolerance in the country.

“We have been told by a mid-sized brand to stall ads featuring Deepika for about two weeks. Hopefully, the controversy would have normalised by then,” an executive at a media buying company was quoted as saying.

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