Chhapaak stars Deepika Padukone as an acid attack survivour and will hit the screens on Friday.
While controversy and trolling continue to haunt Deepika Padukone and her friday release 'Chhapaak', now the lawyer of the real life acid attack survivour has moved a Delhi court, seeking a stay on the release of the film.
The Patiala House court is set to hear a civil suit against the director Meghna Gulzar and the producers which alleges that despite fighting Laxmi Agarwal's case for ten years and helping in scripting of the film, advocate Aparna Bhat's contribution wasn't acknowledged and hasn't been given credit.
Supreme Court advocate Aparna Bhat has said in the petition that despite extensively helping Meghna Gulzar to prepare the script of the movie and making all the relevant case documents available, her contribution has not been acknowledged by displaying her name and role in the credits despite a firm assurance in this regard while the script was being prepared.
Aparna Bhat was the lawyer who fought Laxmi's case over 10 years, first the criminal trial against the perpetartor and also the PIL in Supreme Court which led to the passing of orders for the benefit of all acid attack victims.
Seeking a stay on the release of the film till her name is included in the credits, Bhat told Times Now that, she realised the non-acknowledgement only when she attended the premiere of the movie on January 7 at PVR Chanakyapuri following which she decided to sue the makers of the movie.