Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar is all set to make a movie based on the life and struggles of an acid-attack survivor. Director Gulzar says that the movie is an attempt to explore a larger story on acid violence in the country through the real life subject.
As per the reports, none-other-than Deepika Padukone will be portraying the role of surviving victim, Laxmi Agarwal on-screen. In a recent interview, Meghna reveals how Laxmi's case is the most revealing example of how India's law, medicine and administration machinery came together for justice and will be the main focus of the movie.
"In the film with Deepika on acid violence, I'm using Laxmi Agarwal as a subject because she is the most known acid fighter. Plus her case and her story has been the most relevant in terms of where legislation on acid violence, medical advancement, compensation for victims and things like that was concerned," said Meghna during an interaction with a leading media group.
Meghna Continued, "There was a whole socio-medical and legal impact that her case had. Therefore, I am using her as a lens to tell a larger story on acid violence in India because even though acid is banned and the sale of acid is regulated in our country as of five years now, we still have acid attacks. It is still the simplest thing to get in a 'kirana' store in a tier-3 city."
The incident took place during 2005, when Laxmi was waiting near a bus stand in Delhi and was attacked by a vigilant who was twice her age.
The upcoming movie will enlighten the journey of Laxmi Agarwal who was assaulted by notorious individuals but was saved by the authorities. Also, this is not the first time when Meghna will be directing a real-life incident on screen. Earlier, Meghna made a movie about 'double murder case' of Noida which was titled as 'Talvar'.
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