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Sunday, 12 July 2020 6.45 AM IST

Deepika Padukone's Skill India promo video dropped after JNU visit

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NEW DELHI: Actress Deepika Padukone's visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on January 7 to express solidarity with students who were thrashed by a masked mob on January 5 might have prompted the government to do their bit to frustrate the actress.

Two days after Deepika's visit to JNU, reports are doing rounds that the actress's promotional video for Ministry of Skill Development has been dropped.

The ministry has issued an explanation on the issue. The ministry's statement read, "As part of the regular process under communication and promotional activity for Skill India, the team keeps getting ideas from media houses and organisations to cross-promote each other. The production team had approached Skill India for promoting the subject of the film. In lieu of the same, the actors from the movie had met some acid attack survivors and specially-abled candidates from our ecosystem which are also Skill India beneficiaries inspiring them to do better in life. However, there is no formal engagement with the related party. Ministry does not assign any such stuff it is National Skill Development Authority they are the ones who take the final call."

The 45-second promo video had Deepika talking about acid attack survivors and Skill India. The website also claims to have seen the video. The video also has Padukone speaking about equal opportunities for all citizens of the country, pegging it on her film Chhapaak.

The actress's film Chhapaak releases tomorrow, in which she plays the role of an acid attack survivor.

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