Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone starrer and a movie based on the real-life story of Laxmi Aggarwal, has found another trouble on its way to release. The film has been scheduled to release on the 10th of January i.e. tomorrow. However, even prior to its actual release, it’s been receiving a lot of criticism and mixed views.
It has been said that as per a few reports, Aparna Bhat, Laxmi’s lawyer, is all set to take legal action on Chhapaak’s makers for not giving her the required credits. She stated, “Have never been the one to demand attention to my work. Deeply disturbed by the turn of events post watching Chhapaak. Compelled to take legal action to protect my identity and preserve my integrity. I represented Lakshmi in her criminal trial in Patiala House Courts… tomorrow someone will represent me in my cause…Ironies of life.”
Continuing with her statement, against the filmmakers and Deepika Padukone, she wrote, “I thank all my friends who endorsed my contribution and challenged team Chhapaak in failing to say even “Thank you!!”. I cannot match the powers of these mighty producers of Bollywood but keeping quiet will further endorse injustice. I have decided to take my cause to the next level. Ready to face the consequences.”
Top it all, on Deepika’s visit to JNU, the movie has gotten a trending hashtag #bycottchhapak in India making it further difficult for the makers. Since the movie is related to an actual incident, there is no way Deepika is going to get anything out of it as such. The movie has been made to put in front of people the ugly truth of our society and a warrior who fought against all odds and became an acid attack survivor.