Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak has been ruling the social media trends for a few days. It got into a negative light as Deepika visited JNU to be a part of students' demonstration protesting against the violent attack by masked goons on campus. Soon Boycottchhapaak started trending on Twitter. The makers also got into trouble when fake news of Laxmi Agarwal's acid attacker's name and religion being changed in the film spread like wildfire. This morning, Chhapaak was once again in the headlines as a lawyer named Aparna Bhat filed a petition to demand a stay on its release.
Aparna Bhat was the one who represented and fought Laxmi Agarwal's case post the acid-attack. She took to Facebook to express her angst against the makers of Chhapaak blaming them for not acknowledging her work and giving her due credit in the film. She also filed for a petition in Delhi's Patiala Court to call for a stay on its release. Delhi Court has released its verdict and has ordered the makers to give credit to the lawyer. There's no stay on the film's release but the makers have to give credit to Aparna.
In her Facebook post, Aparna had written, "Have never been the one to demand attention to my work. Deeply disturbed by the turn of events post watching Chhapaak. Compelled to take legal action to protect my identity and preserve my integrity. I represented Lakshmi in her criminal trial in Patiala House Courts... tomorrow someone will represent me in my cause...Ironies of life."
Chhapaak makes it to the theatres on January 10.
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