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Deepika Padukone Speaks About The MeToo Movement

While not directly addressing Tanushree Dutta's allegations against Nana Patekar, Ranveer said gender irrespective, any kind of harassment is unacceptable

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The #MeToo movement is not a man versus woman debate, says Bollywood’s leading actress Deepika Padukone, who feels it is a matter of voices being raised in favour of right over wrong.

Deepika Padukone and actor Ranveer Singh, who made a joint appearance at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here on Friday, were asked to comment on the raging #MeToo movement in Bollywood.

She said: “For me, the MeToo movement is not about gender. It’s about the victory of right over wrong. So anyone who faces any sort of discrimination or any sort of abuse, I think we as a people must support that person. It’s not about a woman or a man or female vs male, let’s not get confused in that conversation.”

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MeToo movement not about gender, it’s about right over wrong: Deepika. (Wikimedia Commons)

While not directly addressing Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar, Ranveer said gender irrespective, any kind of harassment is unacceptable.

“Harassment per se, is wrong. Harassment of anyone. Women, men… Any person being harassed is wrong, whether it is in the workplace, public place, the street, at home… harassment is wrong. Right now there is something that has happened, and there are all kinds of speculations, but if it has happened, it takes a lot of courage to speak about it.

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“You’ve been through some very disturbing experience. It takes courage to speak publicly about it. Therefore you must consider what the person is saying. But it’s inconclusive yet, so we are confused about what actually happened. But if it has, it is absolutely wrong and I condemn it emphatically. It is beyond gender… Harassment of any kind. If you maliciously act against anyone, it is absolutely wrong,” Ranveer said, eliciting loud applause from the audience. (IANS)

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Actress Deepika Padukone Launches Her Own Website

Diana Penty: Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone! Sending you lots of love and hugs... Have a super duper one

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Deepika turns 33, launches own website. Twitter

After an eventful 2018 with the release of “Padmaavat” and her big fat wedding with Ranveer Singh, actress Deepika Padukone, who turned 33 on Saturday, announced the launch of her website.

Just a day earlier, the actress had taken to her Instagram handle and shared a handwritten note stating something “super exciting” was coming up, with a countdown. It left her fans curious.

After the countdown finished, Deepika announced the website’s launch and captioned it: “Here’s presenting my website – www.deepikapadukone.com. Love, Deepika”

The post also includes a QR code directing users to the website, which gives a landscape about Deepika’s career.

The website features the landmarks and awards that Deepika has achieved, apart from information on Live Love Laugh, a foundation she has been supporting to spread mental health awareness.

It is Deepika’s first birthday after her wedding to Ranveer, whom she married in Lake Como, Italy, in November.

As far as her projects are concerned, Deepika will turn producer with “Chhapaak”, which will feature her as an acid attack survivor.

In the star cast of the movie Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone is playing the role of Rani Padmaavat. Wikimedia Commons
Deepika Padukone. Wikimedia Commons

On her birthday, she received greetings on social media from celebrities like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Preity Zinta and Manish Malhotra. Here’s what they had to say:

Madhuri Dixit Nene: Happy Birthday darling Deepika Padukone! Hope this year brings you all that your heart desires. Have a good one.

Manish Malhotra: The very beautiful Deepika Padukone… Happy Birthday keep that gorgeous smile always.

Preity Zinta: Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone. Wish you loads of love, happiness, joy and laughter always. Xoxo

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Nikitin Dheer: Wishing the girl who is extremely beautiful inside and out Deepika Padukone a very happy birthday. You are one of the nicest people I have met in my life — always real, humble, human. Wish you have a fantastic year ahead my Meenamma.

Urvashi Rautela: Here’s to the one who inspires everyone with her unwavering determination and passion! The one we all love, adore and respect – The Queen of Hearts. Happiest birthday Deepika Padukone.

Mika Singh: Happy birthday to the most gorgeous, beautiful, talented and down to earth actress Deepika Padukone. May God bless you with loads of happiness, success and prosperity.

Diana Penty: Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone! Sending you lots of love and hugs… Have a super duper one.

Amruta Khanvilkar: Happy birthday Deepika Padukone there’s only one queen who truly handles herself with grace, dignity and bravery at the same time… Have a blessed day you absolutely stunning beauty. (IANS)