Sometimes it just requires a positive attitude and courage to pick up the pieces and start all over again. This is what Laxmi Agarwal, the poster girl of acid attack survivors in India, stands for. She rose like a phoenix from the ashes.
Taking the inspiration from Agarwal, a movie titled 'Chhapaak' is being made by director Meghna Gulzar. The gorgeous Deepika Padukone would be playing Agarwal. Recently released first look of the actress has already taken the internet by storm. Padukone's look as Laxmi Agarwal has stunned everyone which shares an uncanny similarity with Agarwal.
"It makes me happy that an actress like Padukone is embodying my character," said Agarwal, while talking to ANI. The movie is co-produced by Padukone and Fox Star Studios and is slated to hit the theatres on January 10, 2020.
Sharing her views on the first look, Agarwal said: "It gives me immense happiness that a movie is being made on my life."
Extending her gratitude to Gulzar and Padukone, she said: "I am delighted that they have taken up such a sensitive issue to take up with the audience."
Laxmi, who interacted with ANI on the sidelines of India Runway Week where she is a showstopper for designer Laxmi Shirali Sood, not only survived the trauma of acid attack but has also given hope and courage to many young women not to give up and rise against odds to fame.
Asked if she is involved in the making of the film, Agarwal said: "Yes, I am very much involved in the film. Gulzar has spent a lot of time with me to understand my life. She knows my entire history." "I am confident that the movie will reflect my story the way it is."
Talking about the kind of impact the movie will have on the society, she said: "Whenever any issue is picked up by the celebrities, people tend to pay attention to that. Now that the entire story will be narrated through the movie, I am sure the people will watch it and be sensitised."
"Ever since the poster has been unveiled, there is a curiosity among the people to know the real story," she said.
(Quotes taken from ANI)
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