Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone lashed out at a leading Indian daily newspaper for objectification of her body by tweeting about her cleavage. Bollywood stars and other celebs have stood in support of the 'Finding Fanny' actress and praised her courage to speak out.
Now superstar and Deepika's co-star Shah Rukh Khan lauds her courage to take on the powerful media house on social-networking site.
SRK said Deepika is very gutsy to take such a stand.
On Monday the entire team of 'Happy New Year' was present at the music launch of their movie and the press what a reaction from Deepika.
She said: "I think I have said whatever I had to and everything else will be taken care of."
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh praised her and said: "What she said was wonderful. We don't have the guts to do what she has done, but we believe in it and we support it."
"We should respect the individuality and the job we do. What she did was fantastic and it would be stupid of us to talk about that. We stand by her. All of us have to stand by her, but we should not trivialise it and make it a part of conversation."
On Sunday, Deepika reacted to the photo titled 'OMG: Deepika Padukone's Cleavage Show'.
After seeing the pictures, she tweeted: "YES! I am a Woman. I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??"
A lot of celebrities backed the actress.
Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma spoke for Deepika on Twitter.
Priyanka Chopra: Well done @deepikapadukone ! Taken a stand for all of us. Xoxo
Anushka Sharma: Respect to @deepikapadukone for standing up to this vulgar 'news' and standing up for her being a woman and not being apologetic about it!
Karan Johar: Appalled....shocked and disgusted at the level of disrespect shown..Deepika or any women in the world cannot and should not stand for this!!
Arjun Rampal: I just read here in Malaysia about @deepikapadukone retort to cheap sensational journalism,well done girl.
Farah Khan: Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. @deepikapadukone doing just that!!(N THATS how u pay a compliment)
Boman Irani: Complimenting a lady is a grace reserved for gentlemen! I stand on a tall tall chair and applaud you @deepikapadukone
Huma Qureshi: More power to @deepikapadukone :-) dats how u shut them upppp
Dia Mirza: Thank you @deepikapadukone #RESPECT. Entertainment 'news' has rarely ever treated women with much respect. I'm surprised by the surprise. For once some1 decided not to let it go.
RJ Malishka: @deepikapadukone makes history today not just coz of #FindingFanny but coz of the stand she took.Good on u girl:) COMING UP. @REDFM_MUMBAI
Swanand Kirkire: Behind every cleavage there is a heart,a voice @deepikapadukone thanks for showing us your true beauty & this is a compliment
Vishal Dadlani: More power to you @deepikapadukone !
Nimrat Kaur: Brilliant strike @deepikapadukone. So fearless a message and truly inspiring coming from you as a role model to millions of women all over.
Sir Ravindra Jadeja: Brave reply of @deepikapadukone to Times of India when they posted a bullshit post. We're proud of you Deepika. For Times Of India, playing with women's respect is just a part of their so called "Entertainment". #Disgusting #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone.
Harsha Bhogle: firmly with @deepikapadukone on this.
Sanjay Gupta: If you are even remotely self righteous and want to do the right thing then SUPPORT @deepikapadukone. THIS WOMAN ROCKS.
Siddharth Mallya: Proud of @deepikapadukone for standing up and speaking her mind. Too many others in this country would have sat on the fence and kept quiet.
Kriti Sanon: @deepikapadukone superbb reply!! ðÂÂÂŸÂÂÂ‘ÂÂÂ ðÂÂÂŸÂÂÂ‘ÂÂÂŒGlad that someone stood up! N i cant believe they actually replied to justify instead of apologising!!!!!
Esha Gupta: @deepikapadukone well said, proud of you. Thank you for doing this.. Women power
Saqib Saleem: Its a shame that this is what we do in the name of journalism.. More power to you @deepikapadukone ..
Anubhav Sinha: It is the high camera angle not a low neckline. What is low is the standard of journalism. Downright SICK!!! @deepikapadukone.