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Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone: Five Times Actress Pulled Controversies

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Mumbai: Deepika Padukone is one of the most loved and critically acclaimed bollywood actresses. With her stellar performances and versatile characters in Bollywood, Deepika has carved a special niche in the entertainment industry.

She stepped into Bollywood glamour at the tender age of 17. Deepika made her bollywood debut with Om Shanti Om where she starred opposite Shahrukh Khan. Since then, the actress has been touching new heights of success and there has been no looking back.

On her 35th birthday, here are the top six controversies the actress was engaged in.

Bollywood Drug Case

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Soon after the shocking demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, ‘Bollywood drug case’ emerged with NCB and ED’s probe.

Deepika was also named in the Bollywood Drug nexus where NCB had revealed her chats with other actresses asking for ‘hash’. She was also summoned by the anti-drug agency.

JNU Visit

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Remember the time when Deepika Padukone was spotted in the campus of a highly controversial education institute, Jawaharlal Nehru University? All eyes were on the Bollywood actress as she joined JNU students in their protests and condemn the attack on students.

Last year, in the early January, Deepika Padukone irked many netizens as she stood in support JNU students. While many appreciated the actress’ move there were others who mercilessly trolled the actress. Her film, Chhapaak was just about to get released, hence many termed it as a publicity stunt.

Padmaavat Controversy

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Deepika found herself in the midst of a controversy in 2017 ahead of the release of her period drama, Padmaavat.

The film was ealier named as Padmavati which was based on the legend of Rani Padmini of Chittor and a few fringe groups said the film wrongly implies a romantic relationship between the queen and Emperor Alauddin Khilji.

She was even threatened by Karni Sena with physical harm and as a result, the Mumbai police had to provide her with a special security force. Amidst the controversy, many agitated people vandalized movie theaters as well.

Ram Leela Controversy

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Deepika has a big relationship with movies and controversies. The Ranveer Singh and Deepika-starrer was originally titled as Ram Leela and was disapproved by many due to its association with the name of Hindu god, Lord Ram.

The Jalandhar police filed an FIR against director Sanjay Bhansali and lead actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

The title of the film was then changed from Ram Leela to Goliyoon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. Screening stalled, posters burned, Ramleela was in the midst of controversies when it released in 2013.

RK Tattoo

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Unless you live under the rock, it is a well-known news that Bollywood’s heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were in a relationship for a long time. The diva had even gotten his name tattooed on her back, much to the surprise of her fans.

But, just before her wedding with RanveerSingh, the tattoo was nowhere to be seen, with people speculating that she got it removed or modified.


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