Meghna Gulzar’s directed ‘Chhapaak’ is one of the most anticipated films of 2020. Chhapaak is based on the inspiring life story of acid-attack survivor and activist, Laxmi Agrawal, which will be played by actress Deepika Padukone.

The trailer of the film has already won the hearts of the fans and the audience cannot stop gushing over Deepika’s uncanny resemblance to Laxmi Agarwal.

But with all the positive response for the trailer, there are rumours spreading around that Laxmi Agarwal, on whose life the film is based, is upset for only getting paid Rs 13 Lakhs for the film.

However, Laxmi spoke about the same and has shunned these rumours.

Laxmi took to her Instagram handle and posted a screenshot of a news report which read, “Real Acid Attack Survivor Laxmi Agarwal Only Paid Rs 13 Lakh For Chhapaak.” Laxmi captioned the post as, “Ye bilkul fake news hai. (it’s a fake news)” and shunned the rumours quite subtly.

Earlier, talking about the Deepika Padukone starer Chhpaak, Laxmi was quoted saying, “There was a time when people did not want to see my face, some got scared. Now they are eagerly waiting for the release of the movie. I am very excited. Deepika’s make-up is amazing. Some of my friends find our looks very similar and often ask me, ‘Is that you?’ They think I am playing the role myself.”

She added, “The film is bound to create more awareness and remove ‘acid’ from the minds of people who used it as a weapon to take revenge. Otherwise also, as and when some celebrity raises an issue, it becomes an issue of the society as people realise that someone from amongst them made the (acid) attack.”

Chhapaak is produced by Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar in collaboration with Fox Star Studios and also stars Vikrant Massey. The movie will be released on January 10, which also happens to be Deepika’s Birthday.


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