BBC News – Deepika Padukone: Why Bollywood stars are speaking out on sexism

India’s leading newspaper The Times of India has been fiercely criticised after it published a photo and tweet about actress Deepika Padukone’s cleavage. But Padukone is not the first Bollywood star to clash with the media recently.

“OMG: Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show,” the paper tweeted alongside a photo of her from an event last year.

Thousands joined Bollywood celebrities in condemning the newspaper and praising Padukone for speaking out against the tweet.

Her indignant reply – “YES! I am a Woman. I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??” – was re-tweeted more than 7,000 times.

#IStandWithDeepikaPadukone has been India’s top Twitter trend for hours and the actress is being lauded for taking on the Times of India.

But she is just the latest Bollywood actress to clash with the media.

BBC News – Deepika Padukone: Why Bollywood stars are speaking out on sexism.

Pictures of the tweets here www.independent.co.uk

Bollywood Star Takes On Paper Over Its Comments About Her Body : NPR

Bollywood Star Takes On Paper Over Its Comments About Her Body by JULIE MCCARTHY September 17, 2014 5:02 AM ET Listen to the Story Morning Edition 2 min 43 sec Playlist Download The Twittersphere lit up in defense of Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone. She audaciously told off The Times Of India which published a revealing photo gallery of her.

via Bollywood Star Takes On Paper Over Its Comments About Her Body : NPR.

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