Laxmi Agarwal

Laxmi Agarwal, whose life inspired Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak, paid merely Rs 15 lakh for film’s rights?

Ever since the trailer of director Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak starring Deepika Padukone has been released, the movie has been the right noise on social media as well as among the film fraternity. Deepika even broke down at the trailer launch that touched many hearts. However, if the latest reports are to be believed, Laxmi Agarwal, whose life as an acid attack survivor has inspired Chhapaak, is reportedly not been given proper financial due for the film rights.

According to Bollywood Hungama, a kind of discontent against the financial deal between Laxmi Agarwal and the makers of Chhapaak has been going on around the industry. The report says that Laxmi has been paid merely Rs 13 lakh for the film rights and an ill-informed Laxmi happily signed the deal.