NEW DELHI - The image of leading Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone standing in solidarity with student protesters at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where armed hooligans attacked students and teachers, is seen as a powerful message.
Analysts said it points to growing solidarity for student protesters, even as the award-winning actress faces backlash from right-wing nationalists who support the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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