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Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak criticized on Twitter for changing acid attacker's name

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 January 2020, 18:32 IST
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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak is taken to task on social media for reportedly altering the acid attacker’s name from ‘Nadeem Khan’ to ‘Rajesh’ in the movie. Various reports have alleged that director Meghna Gulzar altered the name of the charecter derived from the 32-year-old man who was culpable of the attack on Laxmi Agarwal.

A variety of users on twitter illustrated their disgruntlement over the said to be change. "If Bollywood makes a movie based on true events of 9/11, they'll portray Osama Bin Laden as Om Prakash Tiwari," one user posted.

Another user said, "Understand the chronology. Chhapak film is based on Laxmi Agarwal an acid attack survivor. Nadeem Khan is the name of the person who throws acid in real life. In film name is changed to Rajesh ... a Hindu name. So Deepika's visit to JNU is not surprising."

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One user said, "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.."

The actress made quite a buzz on Twitter when she decided to visit Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi on Tuesday, to exhibit unity with students.

A day following, a group of Twitterati called for a boycott of Deepika's 'Chhapaak', while another section came out in her support and tweeted that it will watch the new movie based on the real-life story of an acid-attack victim. #HumDekhengeChhapaak and #IsupportDeepika trended with people commending the actress for her take on the JNU mob violence on January 5.

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First published: 8 January 2020, 18:31 IST