Probably for the first time, top Bollywood actors and celebrities took a public stand against a 'powerful' newspaper's crass and titillating coverage of Deepika Padukone, when the star decided to hit back at the media group on Twitter
Film actor Deepika Padukone on Monday received tremendous support for taking on the 'mighty' Times of India on social media to protest its crass attempt to gain readership at her cost.
The newspaper published a photo of Deepika captioned 'OMG: Deepika Padukone's cleavage show,' which outraged the actor. While slamming the photo and related story, she tweeted...
YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??
- Finding Fanny (@deepikapadukone) September 14, 2014
Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women!
- Finding Fanny (@deepikapadukone) September 14, 2014
Deepika's tweets went viral on twitter and also got her an avalanche of support from ordinary people. But what was most heartening is that a wide swathe of film stars and celebrities, for whom the powerful media house and its publicity machine is a necessity, also came out in the open to support Deepika and express anger at Times of India's humiliating attempt at titillation.
Homi Adajania, director of Deepika-starrer, Finding Fanny and her co-stars Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh and others had this to say:
@deepikapadukone way to let 'em know! [email protected] TUM se yeh ummeed nahi thi #SMH#owned
- Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) September 14, 2014
@deepikapadukone - we just slam ourselves back into the dark ages! Reputed channels inciting regressive shit. What are they thinking?! Sad!
- homiadajania (@homiadajania) September 14, 2014
We have hit a new low today...forget complimenting a woman have the ability to respect a woman first...
- Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) September 14, 2014
Thank you for this! About time! #RESPECT "@deepikapadukone: YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??"
-Aditi Rao Hydari @aditiraohydari
firmly with @deepikapadukone on this.
-Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha
Just reading TOI Ent's coverage of @deepikapadukone Stunned. A new low. Well done, Deepika, for not letting it go. Neither shall we.
-Rahul Bose @rahulbose1
I hear a head rolling RT @TOIEntertain: @deepikapadukone , It's a compliment! U look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew! :)
-atul kasbekar @atulkasbekar
An actor has just as much right to react to an image of their body as anyone does. Fame doesn't veto your gender or your self-respect.
-Virr Das @theVirDas
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
-Dia Mirza @deespeak
SHAME ON TOI !! Someone tell these so called reporters that in a top angle shot, their mothers & sisters would look the same !
-Sandiip Sikcand @SandiipSikcand
Brave reply of @deepikapadukone to Times of India when they posted a bullshit post. We're proud of you Deepika.
-Sir Ravindra Jadeja @SirJadeja
#facepalm RT @TOIEntertain: @deepikapadukone , It's a compliment! You look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew! :)"
-All India Bakchod @allIndiabakchod
Dear yellow journalism, a star showed you that some of you are green. . Dear yellow journalism, yeh-lo!
-Ayushmann Khurrana @ayushmannk
100% with deepika on a pathetic excuse for journalism that is @timesofindia. Way to go!" Toilet paper!
-gaurav kapur @gauravkapur
Leading daily under fire for crude headline about top actress on social networking site (Insert coins to reveal names) #newspaypers
-gaurav kapur @gauravkapur
The tough new stand of celebrities is a welcome development. But some are saying that this bold new stand should not stop with angry tweets. When media houses make it clear that people can buy all the editorial publicity they need at a price, then its attempt to attract viewers though demeaning and objectionable videos ought to be treated a lot more seriously.
Nifty has a started a short downward journey. Intraday rallies will be met with selling
We had mentioned in Friday’s closing report that the NSE's CNX Nifty is trapped in a trading zone and we may see the index making an effort to gain. On Monday the index opened lower, tried to rally but finished at the lower end of the range. We expect the indices to move further down.
S&P BSE Sensex opened lower at 26,998 which was also the day’s high, while teh 50-share Nifty opened at 8,070 and hit a high almost at the same level. Both the indices hit a 10-day low (including today) at 26,791 and 8,030. Sensex closed at 26,817 (down 244 points or 0.90%), while Nifty closed at 8,042 (down 64 points or 0.78%). This is the highest one-day percentage loss since 8 August 2014. NSE recorded a volume of 104.84 crore shares. India VIX rose 7.20% to close at 13.2550.
Among the other indices on the NSE, the top five gainers were Media (1.36%), Pharma (0.72%), Smallcap (0.57%), PSU Bank (0.51%) and Midcap (0.24%) while the top five losers were Metal (1.60%), Commodities (1.24%), Energy (0.95%), IT (0.82%) and CPSE (0.80%).
Of the 50 stocks on the Nifty, 11 ended in the green. The top five gainers were Lupin (4.34%), United Spirits (2.69%), Cipla (2.33%), PNB (1.31%) and Hero MotoCorp (1.18%) while the five losers were Jindal Steel (4.98%), Hindalco (3.20%), Ambuja Cements (2.09%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (2.08%) and Ultratech Cement (2.06%).
Of the 1,630 companies on the NSE, 851 companies closed in the green, 731 companies closed in the red while 48 companies closed flat.
On Friday, after market hours, the data released by the government showed the index of industrial production growth moderating to 0.5% in July 2014, from revised 3.9% rise recorded in June 2014, while the annual rate of inflation based on the combined consumer price indices for urban and rural India eased to 7.8% in August 2014, from 7.96% July 2014. Today, the market awaited the release of the inflation data based on the wholesale price index (WPI) for August 2014. The annual rate of inflation based on the monthly WPI decelerated to 3.74% in August 2014, from 5.19% in July 2014. The deceleration in inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) was sharper than market expectations.
Advance tax payment by India Inc today, 15 September 2014 will provide clues about Q2 September 2014 corporate earnings. Major banks like State Bank and Bank of India have reported higher tax payments.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said at a banking conference that inflation was still high and there was no point in cutting interest rates to see inflation pick up again. The RBI wants to bring down interest rates when it is "feasible", Rajan said.
He also said that there was a need to change the management appointment process in public sector banks to make it more transparent and that the central bank is in talks with the government to improve governance in public sector banks.
Future Retail (6.93%) was among the top two gainers in ‘A’ group on the BSE. There are reports that the Union government might allow foreign portfolio investors’ to hold even majority stake in retail companies.
Yes Bank (4.99%) was the top loser in ‘A’ group on the BSE. The stock witnessed correction today after hitting 52-week high on Friday. According to the reports, foreign investors will need the Reserve Bank's approval to buy equity in the bank as it has reached the limit allowed for overseas shareholding.
Cipla (2.80%) was the top gainer in the Sensex 30 pack. The stock today again hit its all-time high. There are reports that US-based drug maker Gilead Sciences may join hands with at least five Indian generic pharmaceutical companies for manufacturing and selling cheaper versions of its new hepatitis C medicines. Among others, Cipla is likely to sign the deal with Gilead Sciences.
Weak data from China raised concern. China is the world's largest consumer of steel, copper and aluminium. Hindalco (3.08%), Tata Steel (2.06%) and Sesa Sterlite (1.86%) were among the top three losers in the Sensex 30 stock.
US indices closed Friday in the negative. In the quarterly report released on Sunday, the Bank for International Settlements has reportedly warned that international borrowing and low volatility are increasing the risk for emerging-market assets. International borrowing by companies in some emerging markets now matches the output of their economies, leaving bondholders more vulnerable to interest rate or currency shocks, the BIS has said, according to reports. The BIS, known as the central bankers' bank, hosts the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision which sets global capital standards.
Except for Shanghai Composite (0.31%) and Jakarta Composite (0.02%) all the other trading Asian indices today closed in the negative. Straits Times (0.99%) was the top loser.
Factory production in China rose 6.9% in August from a year earlier, the statistics office reported on 13 September 2014, down from 9% in July. It was the slowest pace outside the Lunar New Year holiday period of January and February since December 2008. Growth in fixed-asset investment slowed to 16.5% in August, while retail sales expanded 11.9% in August, easing from 12.2% in July.
European indices are showing mixed trends, while US Futures were trading marginally lower.