This is not cool!
Deepika Padukone has been attacked on social media after she shot a promotional video on social media asking a TikTok influencer to recreate three of her looks, including that of Malti in Chhapaak. The actor plays an acid attack survivor in the hard-hitting social drama.
In the video, Deepika is seen throwing a TikTok challenge at a user named @faby_makeupartist. “I want to challenge Faby with three of my most favourite looks,” Deepika tells the make-up artist Faby in the video. She lists her looks in three of her films — Om Shanti Om, Piku and Malti in Chhapaak. In the 39-second video, Faby goes on to rapidly create all three looks on herself, one by one to the beats of peppy music.
However, some pointed out that Deepika considered Malti’s look beautiful and therefore used it in the challenge. “What I feel here is.. Deepika is considering malti’s look beautiful and her favourite.. maybe she didn’t know about how this video is going to end up like.. Yes it’s disgusting to creat a face like the survivors’ in your tiktok makeup videos..Ps- pls correct me if Im wrong,” wrote one.
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
Largely, the reactions were negative with users asking how can scars be interpreted as a look.
“You do a movie on an acid attack victim, cry in every other promotional event n now this below the belt challenge where a acid attack face is her fav!” tweeted @Sharanyashettyy.
“This promo isn’t cool or cute. It’s insensitive and ghastly. The movie wasn’t about you and 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,” tweeted @smitabarooah.
The film is directed by Meghna Gulzar, Chhapaak has been co-produced by Deepika. The film is inspired by the real-life story of Laxmi Agarwal.