‘This film will be a tight slap on acid attacker’s face’
“This film will be a tight slap on that attacker who thought he has ruined my life and to the society who looked at me like a criminal,” said acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal about Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Chhapaak’, a movie based on her own story.
Laxmi Agarwal, whose survival story inspired millions of acid attack victims, and is now being turned into a film by Meghna Gulzar recently spoke about her feelings regarding her biopic.
As reported by Times of India, Laxmi at an event was quoted as saying, “I have never won a medal in school. Who would have thought about a biopic being made on me? I am thankful to Meghna Ji for considering my work worthy enough to be converted into a film.”
Talking about superstar Deepika, who will play Laxmi in the film, the activist said, “I am also elated that a celebrity like Deepika is playing me. I just want to say that this film will be a tight slap on that attacker who thought he has ruined my life and to the society who looked at me like a criminal.”
She was attacked in 2005 at age 15, by a 32-year-old man Gudda.
Laxmi has also advocated against acid attacks through gathering 27,000 signatures for a petition to curb acid sales, and taking that cause to the Indian Supreme Court.
Her petition led the Supreme Court to order the central and state governments to regulate the sale of acid, and the Indian parliament to make prosecutions of acid attacks easier to pursue.
Deepika, herself described the role as one that will stay with her forever when she started shooting for Chapaak on April 3.
The movie will release on January 10, 2020.