Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak hasn't even been officially released yet, and it has already found itself in a pool of controversies. First, the hashtag #BoycottChhapaak started trending on Twitter after Deepika visited Jawaharlal Nehru University as a show of solidarity towards students who were attacked by a violent, unidentified mob. In fact, several people even posted screenshots of their cancelled tickets to Chhapaak on the micro-blogging website.
Now, the makers of the film have been taken to court by Aparna Bhat, the lawyer who legally represented acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal during her criminal trial at Patiala House Court. Aparna filed a complaint seeking an interim injunction, claiming that she has not been given due credit in the movie.
The advocate took to Facebook to share that after watching the movie, she was 'deeply disturbed' to learn that her name was not included in the movie at all. According to Aparna, she had played an important role in ensuring that justice was served to Laxmi and her perpetrators were punished.
Here are the series of notes she shared on Facebook:
After she posted the above message, a lot of people voiced their support for her, and called out the filmmakers to give her the due credit. She then wrote a second post, thanking people for support, and sharing that she had decided to take legal action.
As of today, it seems like Aparna's efforts have finally lead to some success. Delhi's Patiala Court on Thursday issued an order directing the makers of Chhapaak to give the advocate due credit in the film. The filmmakers are yet to make a statement on this issue.
Chhapaak essays the trials and tribulations of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, who is played by actor Deepika Padukone. The movie will hit the silver screens worldwide tomorrow.
Well, we hope that Aparna gets her much-deserved credit!
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