Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming directorial Chhapaak is based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal’s life and struggles. After the trailer dropped news reports suggested that Laxmi apparently is upset with the remuneration she is being paid for bringing her life to silver screen. The person concerned has finally broke silence on the matter and squashed all such rumours through her social media profile.
According to Bollywood Hungama, Laxmi is being paid Rs 13 lakh for the film but the activist posting a screenshot of the article “Real Acid Attack Survivor Laxmi Agarwal Only Paid Rs 13 Lakh For Chhapaak” said “Ye bilkul fake news hai. (It’s a fake news)” and rubbished the rumours quite subtly.
Earlier, talking about the Deepika Padukone starrer Chhpaak, Laxmi was quoted saying, “There was a time when people did not want to see my face, some got scared. Now they are eagerly waiting for the release of the movie. I am very excited. Deepika’s make-up is amazing. Some of my friends find our looks very similar and often ask me, ‘Is that you?’ They think I am playing the role myself.”
She added, “The film is bound to create more awareness and remove ‘acid’ from the minds of people who used it as a weapon to take revenge. Otherwise also, as and when some celebrity raises an issue, it becomes an issue of the society as people realise that someone from amongst them made the (acid) attack.”
The trailer of Chhapaak has already impressed the fans and the audience cannot stop gushing about Deepika’s uncanny resemblance to Laxmi Agarwal. The movie also stars Vikrant Massey in lead roles and open at theaters on December 10.