Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak has turned out to be disappointment for all concerned, none more so than the subject of the film Laxmi Aggarwal , the brave acid-attack victim who we are told is extremely disillusioned with the entire experience of being part of the film.
A very reliable source close to Laxmi says, “She was given a mere Rs 10 lakhs for selling off the rights of her entire life on the understanding that Laxmi would be a part of the collaborative team putting together the film and the promotion thereafter.But once the film was completed Laxmi was nearly left out of the film marketing.”
The source says Deepika Padukone could have easily spoken on behalf of Laxmi. “She is such a big star. When the producers decided to keep Laxmi out of the marketing she could have put her foot down and insisted on Laxmi being the centre of attention. But Deepika decided to be the centre of attraction.”
Apparently Laxmi feels her story is yet to be told the way she would like it to be told.