New Delhi, Jan. 10 -- Two days after Deepika Padukone paid a surprise visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi inviting extreme reactions, the Narendra Modi government's skill development ministry has "dropped" a promotional video that had the actor speaking about acid attack survivors and Skill India, ThePrint has learnt.

"A promotional video to promote Skill India featuring Deepika Padukone was to be released today (Wednesday). It was being circulated in the Shram Shakti Bhawan (ministry office) too. But after yesterday's (Tuesday's) chain of events the video was abruptly dropped," a senior official in the ministry told ThePrint Wednesday.

The ministry, however, said Thursday it was only "evaluating" the video.

The 45-second promo...