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'@DeepikaPadukone, That's how you shut them up!'

Last updated on: September 15, 2014 16:27 IST
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When fans and critics were busy raving about Deepika Padukone's luminous skin and refreshing performance in her new film, Homi Adajania-directed Finding Fanny, a leading English daily decided to grab some eyeballs.

Unfortunately for the newspaper, Deepika was fuming when she saw an article in said newspaper that appealed to readers to check out her cleavage-baring outfit from a social do.

The actress took her ire to Twitter and lashed out, "YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??"

"Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women! Supposedly India's 'LEADING' newspaper and this is 'NEWS'!!??" she added.

Several other Bollywood stars, including Adajania, were quick to respond to the controversy with supportive words for Deepika:

Huma Qureshi: 'More power to @deepikapadukone :-) dats how u shut them upppp.'

Ileana D'Cruz: '@deepikapadukone absolutely disgusting that this is what they choose to write about! Good on you for speaking up against this bullshit!'

Boman Irani: 'Complimenting a lady is a grace reserved for gentlemen! I stand on a tall tall chair and applaud you.'
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 )'
Ayushmann Khurana: 'Dear yellow journalism, a star showed you that some of you are green. Dear yellow journalism, yeh-lo!'
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.'

When things started to get out of hand, the daily addressed Deepika's tweet with a rather feeble cover-up, saying it was meant as 'a compliment.'

Meanwhile, the outrage has spilled over to other social media platforms.

Photograph: Dominique Charriau/Getty Images

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