Still from Chhapaak (Photo Credit: YouTube)
Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’ in two days of its release is already creating an impact in the society as policy makers are now proposing schemes for women who faced acid attack. The film’s narrative seems to have inspired Uttarakhand government to initiate a proposal for the benefit of acid attack survivors.
According to a report on a news portal, the Uttarakhand government has announced to start a pension scheme for acid attack survivors.
According to the scheme, the government will give a pension of Rs 5000-6000 to the survivors so that they can live a life of dignity and help them achieve their dreams. The proposal in yet to be approved by the cabinet in order to be implemented.
Rekha Arya, State Women and Child Welfare Minister, announced the scheme. She said, "The government is planning to start a pension scheme under which Rs 5000-6000 will be provided every month to the survivors so that they can live a life with dignity. We will be bringing the proposal in the cabinet to get it approved to further implement the scheme. The idea is to support the brave women in achieving their dreams."
Commenting on Chhapaak's controversy, she said, "The film is based on struggles of someone real. So, if that person has not objected, there should be no issue for anyone else to get involved."
Chhapaak has been made tax free in states like Rajastha, Madhya Pradesh anda Chhatisgarh. The movie narrates the story of an acid attack survivor and is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal. The Meghna Gulzar directorial talks about how Laxmi took up the fight for justice for acid attack survivors.
While at the box office, ‘Chhapaak’ has registered a slow start with Rs 4.25 crore on its first day and Rs 6 crore on its second day. The film is facing tough competition from Ajay Devgn’s period drama ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’.