Chhapaak is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language drama film directed and produced by Meghna Gulzar with Deepika Padukone in collaboration with Fox Star Studios.
Based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor, it stars Deepika Padukone as an acid attack survivor, along with Vikrant Massey.
Who is Laxmi Aggarwal?
Laxmi Agarwal who was born on 1 June 1990 Laxmi was born in New Delhi in a middle-class family, is an Indian campaigner of Stop Sale Acid and a TV host as well. She is an acid attack survivor and fights for the rights of acid attack victims across the country. She was attacked by acid by a 32-year-old man named Gudda in 2005 when she was just 15 near Tughlaq roadinNew Delhi as she had refused to marry Guddu. She has advocated against acid attacks by gathering almost 27000 signatures for a petition to restrain acid sales in the market and taking that cause to the Indian Supreme Court. Because of her petition, the Supreme Court had ordered the central governments and state governments to control the sale of acid.
Laxmi Agarwal is also the founder of Stop Sale Acid (#StopSaleAcid), a campaign she had started against the acid violence and sale of acid. Apart from all, She recently received an International Women Empowerment Award 2019 from IWES, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Unicef for her brilliant campaign names Stop Sale Acid. Not only this, She is the former director of Chhanv Foundation, an NGO which is only dedicated to help the acid attacks survivors in India. Laxmi is now the voice of the survivors of Acid Attacks across the globe. Laxmi became the brand ambassador for women fashion company Viva N Diva In 2015.
She too got an International Women of Courage award in 2014 by US First Lady Michelle Obama.
Chhapaak is a movie, which is inspired by her journey as an acid attack survivor, where the problems she had faced after the attack is been shown. It is very heart touching to know the problems faced by the survivor. She had also written a poem describing her situation during and after the incident took place with her.
The moment she looked in the mirror would be the most heartbreaking moment ever for any girl. Hats off to the Laxmi Agarwal who went through this but didn’t take backstep and fought for her rights. Even a small pimple on their face hunts girls like anything, can’t even imagine how Laxmi and Laxmi like other survivors must have gone through. Applause to Laxmi for her bravery.
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