Bollywood backs Deepika Padukone's stand against 'cleavage' tweet

Sep 15, 2014, 11:42 IST | A correspondent

As Deepika Padukone lashed out at a leading daily newspaper for objectification of women's body by tweeting about her cleavage, Bollywood and other celebs stood in support of the 'Finding Fanny' actress and praised her courage to speak out. Here's what they wrote...

Farah Khan: Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. @deepikapadukone doing just that!! (N THATS how u pay a compliment )

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Boman Irani: Complimenting a lady is a grace reserved for gentlemen! I stand on a tall tall chair and applaud you @deepikapadukone

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

Arjun Rampal: I just read here in Malaysia about @deepikapadukone retort to cheap sensational journalism,well done girl.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

RJ Malishka: @deepikapadukone makes history today not just coz of #FindingFanny but coz of the stand she took.Good on u girl:) COMING UP. @REDFM_MUMBAI

Swanand Kirkire: Behind every cleavage there is a heart,a voice @deepikapadukone thanks for showing us your true beauty & this is a compliment

Vishal Dadlani: More power to you @deepikapadukone !

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.

Harsha Bhogle: firmly with @deepikapadukone on this.

Sanjay Gupta: If you are even remotely self righteous and want to do the right thing then SUPPORT @deepikapadukone. THIS WOMAN ROCKS.

Siddharth Mallya: Proud of @deepikapadukone for standing up and speaking her mind. Too many others in this country would have sat on the fence and kept quiet.

Ravi Kishan: Great respect to u ..@deepikapadukone

Kriti Sanon: @deepikapadukone superbb reply!! ÂÂÂÂŒGlad that someone stood up! N i cant believe they actually replied to justify instead of apologising!!!!!

Esha Gupta: @deepikapadukone well said, proud of you. Thank you for doing this.. Women power

Saqib Saleem: Its a shame that this is what we do in the name of journalism.. More power to you @deepikapadukone ..

Anubhav Sinha: It is the high camera angle not a low neckline. What is low is the standard of journalism. Downright SICK!!! @deepikapadukone

Ragini Khanna: Leading tabloid publishing such news ... Sad ! #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone @deepikapadukone

Suchitra Krishnamurthy: told ya Indians however modern we claim to be deep down r regressive mysogynists. Shame #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone

Ayushmann Khurana: Dear yellow journalism, a star showed you that some of you are green. • Dear yellow journalism, yeh-lo!

Aditi Rao Hydari: Thank you for this! About time! #RESPECT “@deepikapadukone: YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??”

Ranveer Singh: @deepikapadukone way to let 'em know! #LikeABoss #owned

Virr Das: 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.

Dia Mirza: 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. Thank you @deepikapadukone #RESPECT

Anushka Sharma: Respect to @deepikapadukone for standing up to this vulgar 'news' and standing up for her being a woman and not being apologetic about it!

"YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??", Deepika Padukone had tweeted yesterday. "Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women!", she further wrote.

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