The story behind the title of Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey’s film 'Chhapaak'

The film Chhapak, is based on the true story of Laxmi Agarwal, who is one of India's most prominent faces of acid attack survivors, who was caught between the love and obsession of a young man, who lost sight of all reason and logic once he laid eyes on her.

The story behind the title of Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey’s film 'Chhapaak' The story behind the title of Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey’s film 'Chhapaak' Source : Press


Deepika will play Laxmi in the much-awaited film, which celebrates the undying human spirit that doesn’t give up despite everything she has been through

Laxmi was just 15-years-old when her stalker Naeem Khan changed her life forever. Laxmi belonged to a middle-class family in Delhi and dreamt of making it big as a singer one day. But little did she know that Khan was getting obsessed with her with every passing day, and would soon propose marriage.

But that is exactly how things unravelled, and Naeem confessed his love to Laxmi and asked her to marry him. Since Laxmi didn't feel the same way she rejected the proposal without realising the repercussions of being honest about her feelings.

Naeem continued to pursue Laxmi, and she kept turning down his advances. So in 2005, one day while Laxmi was headed to a bookshop in South Delhi, Naeem accompanied by two of his friends attacked Laxmi and poured acid over her face and body.

Despite all the odds, nothing could bring Laxmi down. In 2006, she filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court and demanded a total ban on the sale of acid. In 2013, the court ruled in favour of her plea and imposed restrictions on the sale of acid. The same year, Laxmi also became a campaigner for Stop Acid Attacks.

As Laxmi became the voice of acid attack survivors, she was given the award for her courageous and selfless advocation for justice and human rights.

Laxmi Agarwal not only faced the world with strength and courage but also is an inspiration for Billions of people all around the world