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Chhapaak: Why People Want To Boycott The Film

Attacker ..Muslim in real life, was changed into a Hindu name

Chhapaak: Why People Want To Boycott The Film

Everyone is talking about Chhapaak film and Deepika Padukone and also about Laxmi Agarwal now a days. Because the film is about Laxmi Agrawal an acid attacked Victim and the incident happened to her at the age of  l5 .The bollywood actress Deepika Padukone  is  playing the role of  Laxmi Agarwal named ‘Maalti’ in the film as Directed by Meghna Guljar.

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Deepika Padukone, on Tuesday 7th January, gained the nation’s attention she  was seen attending a protest at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), against the attack on JNU students by a mob of masked miscreants on Sunday, 5 January.

As a lot of people on twitter came out in support of the actor but few people are boycotting the film because the film is based on the real story of acid attack survivor (Laxmi Agarwal ) but in movie they are showing that the name of the attacker who was a Muslim in real life, was changed into a Hindu name “Rajesh”, in the film.

The Story of Laxmi Agrawal 

She was born on 1st June, 1990, in Delhi . Laxmi Agrawal belongs to a middle-class family, with dreams and hopes in her eyes to become a singer. Her life came crashing down in 2005,  when she was in Delhi’s Khan Market ,suddenly a man named Nadeem khan threw acid on her face , she layed on the ground ,crying in pain till a kind taxi driver stopped by and took her to Safdarjung hospital.

Nadeem Khan 32 year old, an acquaintance, approached her for marriage, Laxmi’s rejection to marry him angered him and he continued to stalk her. Despite Laxmi’s multiple refusals, Khan did not back off.

“I had no face to speak of,” she had told a media outlet.

Laxmi Agrawal did not see her face after the attack for months. She was in hospital for months and underwent multiple surgeries. In her words, when she saw her face for the first time in the mirror after the bandages were off, she was devastated. “I had no face to speak of,” she had told a media outlet.

In 2006, she filed a case in the Supreme Court of India seeking total ban on sale of acid. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in her favour and imposed restrictions on sale of acid. She has been one of the crusaders who has been fighting to end acid attacks in India. While a lot has been done to bring awareness about acid attacks, especially on women, there is still a lot more that needs to be done.


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Laxmi has received a 2014 International Women of Courage award

At the age of 28 now, Laxmi Agrawal has received a 2014 International Women of Courage award by the then US First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2013, Laxmi Agrawal became a part of the acid attack movement after activists Alok Dixit and Ashish Shukla started the ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ campaign.

It has now developed into Chhanv Foundation through which Laxmi Agrawal has reached out to thousands of victims of acid attack and assisted them int treatment and legal aid. Acid attack survivors are now given legal rights under the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016.

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Written by jyotsna

After finishing her degrees she has worked in the field of human resource management and now associated with the Whizind as a Creative Writer and the Article Reader for whizind tv you tube channel. She is focusing on the topics and categories related to Fashion and styling, Lifestyle, Health and Fitness and many more.

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