NEW DELHI: The movie 'Chhapaak' which is inspired by the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal has a new fan. Agarwal recently watched the movie with her daughter who showered her with lots of love after the movie ended.
In an interview, Laxmi expressed how happy she was after seeing her daughter's reaction to the movie that depicts the toughest points in her life. Pihu was not only admired by the journey of her mother but also was in awe of Deepika Padukone who portrayed the role of Malti to perfection. She said, "She usually leaves a film half-way, but patiently watched this one till the end. She then posed questions, one by one, all of which I addressed. After the film, she showered me with so much love. She also went and hugged Deepika. I wanted to make a video of her [reacting to the film] and show the world what she felt, in her own words."
Besides, Laxmi also reacted to the proposal put forward by Uttarakhand's minister Rekha Arya of providing pensions of 7,000 to 10,000 rupees per month to the acid attack survivors. Laxmi said, "Those residing in Chandni Chowk are old school, and generally make fun of people [like me]. But, today when I was there, shop owners invited me in and saluted me. The film has given us a place in people’s hearts. Today, we’ve got over the pain that people gave us."
'Chhapaak' was released recently on 10th January alongside Ajay Devgn's 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior'. The movie was surrounded by a number of controversies following which many people boycotted it. Despite that, the movie is getting great reviews and the whole cast delivers an outstanding performance.
The movie will irk you towards such people who use acid to take revenge for something which involves no fault of the victim. It will make you rethink about the society you live in and how you are living amongst people who are not at all worthy of being called human beings.