Deepika Padukone who is currently promoting her upcoming film Chhapaak is making headlines for her recent visit at JNU campus in solidarity with students, protesting over the attack that left many injured.
While many of them hailed the actors move there were many who questioned her stance. Now, the actor’s film has come under the scanner of the name change of the acid attack perpetrator in the film.
Chhapaak is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal who was attacked at the age of 15 by a man named Nadeem Khan aka Guddu who was 32-years-old, for rejecting his advances.
It has been rumored that director Meghna Gulzar has allegedly changed the name of Nadeem to Rajesh instead. Meanwhile, Deepika, who essays the role of Laxmi has been named as Malti.
The netizens have reacted to this and here’s what they said:
— Vikas Pandey (@MODIfiedVikas) January 8, 2020
Has the name of Acid Attack convict been changed from Nadeem Khan to Guddu in Chappak for obvious reasons?
Thank God they didn’t make a movie on India’s partition. Would have changed Jinnah’s name to Jeevsnlal
— Jiten Gajaria (@jitengajaria) January 8, 2020
Hey @deepikapadukone what is the name of person in movie who attacked girl ? Heard “Rajesh” instead of Nadeem Khan.. how can you stoop such a low..
How can you portray Hindu name..
Shame on you !!#boycottchhapaak https://t.co/vZh89BZ122
— Rajkumar (@myPMmyPride) January 8, 2020
If crime has no religion, then why does Bollywood feel the need to change the religion of perpetrators even in biopics? Chappak is about an acid-attack survivor, attacked by one Nadeem Khan. Apparently, in the film his Muslim identity has been hidden and he is given a Hindu name pic.twitter.com/vInTcoqu5m
— Ashutosh Jha (@caashujha) January 8, 2020
For those unaware, Deepika was in the capital to promote her upcoming release, Meghna Gulzar-directed “Chhapaak”.
On Monday, the 34-year-old actor told a news channel that she feels proud that people have come out and raised their voice without fear, in reference to the protests against the amended Citizenship Act, the National Register of Citizens and violence in JNU.
The film will hit the theatres on January 10, 2020.