After many Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and Mahesh Bhatt condemned the attack at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, Deepika Padukone decided to do more than post on social media.
The actor, who was in the capital to promote her film Chhapaak, decided to head down to the protest happening outside the university's campus, where she also met President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Students Association Aishe Ghosh, who was injured during the attack on Sunday.
"I feel proud about it that people are coming out — be it on the streets or wherever they are — they are raising their voice and expressing themselves as it is important. If we want to see change in life and society, it is important that a point of view be put forward," news agency PTI quoted her as saying.
At least 22 students and teachers were injured when a group of masked people attacked students at JNU, damaging the campus as they went from hostel to hostel. Many have since condemned the violence, with many celebs such as Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu protesting the act in Mumbai.