The publication had tweeted this photo a year ago two days after the event from which it was taken. She said, “I had let it go then. But why publish it again a year after the event? For eyeballs? As actors, we go through a lot of scrutiny, criticism. I have the spine to absorb this kind of negativity”.
After Deepika’s impassioned response to her photo bandied in cyber space for cheap publicity, which has sent people on outrage mode, her colleagues in the industry and media too has lauded her stance.
The actress said in an interview that, “In fact, I was frightened that it might all backfire on me, that the media will turn against me but that was not the case. I was surprised and overwhelmed”.