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Deepika's 'Chhapaak' Under Fire On Twitter For Allegedly Changing Acid Attacker's Name From 'Nadeem Khan’ To ‘Rajesh’

According To Reports, Director Of Deepika Padukone's 'Chhapaak', Meghna Gulzar Has Allegedly Changed The Name Of Nadeem Khan To Rajesh, A 32-year-old Man Who Was Behind The Vicious Acid Attack On Laxmi For Rejecting His Advances When She Was Just 15.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 08 Jan 2020, 06:46:41 PM
Chhapaak Under Fire For Changing Acid Attacker's Name

Chhapaak Under Fire For Changing Acid Attacker's Name (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

A few days before its release, Deepika Padukone's 'Chhapaak', based on an acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, has come under fire for allegedly changing the name of the attacker. Calling Deepika out who was earlier spotted participating in a peaceful protest on JNU campus, netizens slammed her movie for allegedly changing the name of the attacker.

According to reports, director Meghna Gulzar has allegedly changed the name of Nadeem Khan to Rajesh, a 32-year-old man who was behind the vicious attack on Laxmi for rejecting his rejecting unwanted advances, when she was just 15.

Netizens took to Twitter to express their unhappiness.

‘’If Bollywood makes a movie based on true events of 9/11, they'll portray Osama Bin Laden as Om Prakash Tiwari’’ trolled one user.

‘’Understand the chronology.
- Chhapak film is based on Laxmi Agarwal an acid attack survivor.
- Nadeem Khan is the name of the person who throws acid in real life.
- In film name is changed to Rajesh ... a Hindu name
So Deepika's visit to JNU is not surprising’’ commented another taking a sly dig at the star for participating in the JNU protest.

Deepika earlier became a top Twitter trend when she took a bold stand to participate along with the students on the JNU campus. Different hashtags such as #ISupportDeepika and #BoycottChhapaak dominated twittersphere just hours after the actor’s visit to the campus.

Earlier, speaking to NDTV, the actor said: "I feel proud to see that we aren't scared to express ourselves... I think the fact that we are thinking about the country and its future.... Whatever may be our point of view, it's nice to see." 

"I feel proud about it that people are coming out -- be it on the streets or wherever they are -- they are raising their voice and expressing themselves as it is important. If we want to see change in life and society, it is important that a point of view be put forward," she added.

Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak opens on January 10. 

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First Published : 08 Jan 2020, 12:58:31 PM