Deepika Padukone's most awaited movie Chhapaak trailer is out. The movie is based on the true story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.  Directed by Razzi filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, the movie also features talented Vikrant Massey.

Deepika's fans were excited to see her stepping into the shoes of acid attack survivor Laxmi. After watching the trailer, netizens seem to be showering praises on the actress for her performance. The movie is all set to release on January 10, 2020.

 

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Who is Laxmi Agarwal?
Laxmi Agarwal was born in Delhi, at the age of 15, was attacked by a jilted lover in 2005. She later took to help other acid attack survivors and promoted campaigns to stop such attacks. The brutal incident left her face and other body parts disfigured and she went through several surgeries after that, which eventually took a toll on her mental health.

“Our society is such that when an attack happens, people start traumatising the victims. They are labelled as hapless. The first question that strikes the people is — who will marry this girl,” she said.

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“Such treatment from society make the victim even more miserable and make them feel victimised like anything. The victim starts getting into the zone of self-pity and will let the incident get over the personality,” she said.

According to her, the victims of acid attack need empathy, and not sympathy. “To make a change in their life, they should be provided with jobs, and not mercy. A job keeps them busy and helps them overcome the bitterness they acquired because of the crime of others,” she said.

Agarwal’s unbeatable spirit was an inspiration to many and she received International Woman of Courage award from Michelle Obama, in 2014. She also founded an NGO Chhanv Foundation which helps survivors of acid attacks.

(Inputs from ANI)