Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone took an indirect dig at influencer Freddy Birdy after his post on Instagram commenting on her clothes.

Referring to her promotional looks for her next film, Freddy had written in the post, “Newton’s Law Of Bollywood – The clothes will get tinier as Gehraiyaan release date approaches.”

He has now made his account private.

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(Screengrab: Instagram/freddy_birdy)

Responding to the post in her own way, the 36-year-old uploaded a story on Instagram that said, “Scientists say, the Universe is made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. They forgot to mention morons.”

(Screengrab: Instagram/@deepikapadukone)

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Freddy has now hit back. In an Instagram story, he wrote, “Dear Deepika, I’m not ‘mocking you’ for wearing tiny clothes. You can wear your hemlines till your toes or your ears. For all I care. And thank you for calling me a ‘moron’. It’s the only non-fake thing you’ve uttered in your entire career. Love, Fred,” his statement read. He tagged Deepika, Karan Johar and Dharma Productions.

Freddy’s post sparked an outrage on social media, with several of Deepika’s fans pointing out its sexist undertones. The post also spelt trouble for actor Mrunal Thakur, who was called out for liking it. She responded with a tweet, “Bhai you are so mentally sick I wish I could get you some flowers and Slam it on your face and thank you for spreading hate! Just to let you know I admire Deepika. Having said that I feel you must get yourself a life, rather than sitting at home and spreading hate, spread love!”

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Meanwhile, Deepika will next be seen in the film ‘Gehraiyaan’, slated to be released on Amazon Prime Video on February 11. Directed by Shakun Batra, the film will also star Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa. 

The Piku actor has a long list of films for the coming months, including The Intern, Project K, Fighter, Pathan, and more.