Mumbai: Acid attack is now a topic of discussion on social media as the promotions of Deepika Padukone's "Chhapaak" are going on in full swing. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal.
"I declare Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak, the film based on acid attack survivors and set for release on January 10, as tax free in Madhya Pradesh", Nath tweeted. The film is directed by Meghna Gulzar, which Deepika has backed as a co-producer, reported Pinkvilla.
And, in the latest development, Aparna Bhat, Laxmi Agarwal's lawyer had moved the court seeking a stay on the film, after she was not credited in the movie. Twitter stood divided- some lauded Deepika for her stand while others hated it and also wanted to boycott Chhapaak, which is up for release this Friday.
In a detailed Facebook post, Laxmi's lawyer Aparna shared that she was deeply disturbed as a result of this omission.
The lawyer also mentioned that she would take legal recourse to protect her identity and preserve her integrity. "I really hope strict actions are taken", he said.
In another post the lawyer said that, although she can not match the power of Deepika Padukone, she wont stay silent on the issue. "Ready to face the consequences".
She was quoted saying, "Have never been the one to demand attention to my work". From calls of burning down Chhapaak posters to pressure of boycotting her film, certain political leaders have done it all.
No sooner did she put up a post, there were many people coming out in her support. I was sharing PG house with four girls, a young stranger came asking for me my friend vijaya said someone asking for you I opened the door, he was carrying a jug full of.and just than in one second CHAPPAK.