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Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey starrer Chhapaak has been making a lot of noises ahead of it's release. The film has been the talk-of-the-town since it's trailer was unveiled but it seems it is no longer making the right noises.
As known to all, the film is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, and in the film Deepika is seen playing the character of Malti who suffers an acid attack in the film. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film has Deepika co-producing it and now it seems Chhapaak has landed itself in a legal trouble as Laxmi Agarwal’s lawyer, Aparna Bhat has decided to take legal action against the makers for omitting to mention her name in the film.
Taking to her social media, Laxmi’s lawyer Aparna, in a detailed Facebook post has shared that she is deeply disturbed by the fact that her name has not been mentioned or any credit hasn’t been given to her in Chhapaak.
The lawyer mentioned that she would take legal recourse to protect her identity and preserve her integrity. In another post, she mentioned that she cannot match the power of producer (Deepika Padukone) but won’t keep mum about it. Ahead of its release, Deepika’s first film as a producer has found itself in troubled waters.
Laxmi’s lawyer wrote, “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.”
She further wrote to take legal action against Deepika and makers and 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.”
Deepika has been time and again facing some or the other backlash in the days gone by. Recently, there were reports that she along with her Chhappak team has conned Laxmi and has not paid her the due amount that she deserves. Next, on Thursday evening, the 34-year-old actress joined the protest at JNU in New Delhi and her this move has divided the netizens. A few are supporting her and the rest are boycotting Chhapaak for the same reason.
Earlier, a writer had also claimed that the story of Chhapaak was his in the court. Meanwhile, the premiere of Chhapaak was held last night in Mumbai where Laxmi Agarwal was present along with the team of Chhapaak and now this morning, the lawyer who represents Laxmi has released her official statement about filing a case against Deepika.
Chhapaak starring Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey in lead roles is all set to hit the silver screens on January 10, 2020.