Chhapaak in Trouble: Laxmi Aggarwal’s Lawyer to Opt for Legal Action Against Makers of the Movie
Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak is all set for release on January 10 and ahead of its release, Laxmi Aggarwal’s lawyer is going to court after the former’s name was omitted from the film
If there is one film that Bollywood fans have been waiting for, it is none other than Deepika Padukone-starrer, Chhapaak. The film has been the talk of the town for quite some time now and the premiere for the film was held last night. The film is based on the real life of acid attack victim, Laxmi Aggarwal and has been directed by Meghna Gulzar with Deepika Padukone co-producing it. With the film just one day away from release however, the film has landed in hot waters.
Laxmi Aggarwal’s lawyer, Aparna Bhat has decided to take legal action against the makers for omitting to mention her name in the film. In a detailed Facebook post, Laxmi’s lawyer, Aparna 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.
Vikrant Massey and Deepika Padukone during Chhapaak promotions
“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 Padukone 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.” So it seems that the film truly is in troubled waters.