Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Home Law Delhi court orders Meghna Gulzar to give due credit to victim’s lawyer in Chhapaak:...

Delhi court orders Meghna Gulzar to give due credit to victim’s lawyer in Chhapaak: Read details

The court has ordered the director Meghana Gulzaar to include a slide of actual footage and images in the movie's credits, declaring "Aparna Bhat continues to fight cases of physical and sexual violence against women".

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Aparna Bhat, the lawyer who represented the acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, on whose life the Deepika Padukone starrer movie Chhapaak is based on, had moved Delhi’s Patiala House Court seeking for a stay on the release of the movie.

Bhat had alleged that while she was the lawyer who represented Laxmi in her arduous legal fight, she has been given no credit in the movie Chhapaak.

The Patiala House Court in Delhi, after hearing lawyer Aparna Bhat’s plea, has today ordered Chhapaak director Meghna Gulzaar to give due credit to the lawyer in the movie.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

The order of Patiala House Court, Delhi, via Aditya Raj Kaul

As shared by journalist Aditya Raj Kaul, the court order states that it has found the claims of the lawyer valid. The court has ordered the director Meghana Gulzaar to include a slide of actual footage and images in the movie’s credits, declaring “Aparna Bhat continues to fight cases of physical and sexual violence against women” along with a rider that the same is through court orders.

Read: The real story of Chhapaak: When 32-year-old Naeem threw acid on 15-year-old Laxmi’s face because she refused his marriage proposal

The order mentions that if the screening of the film without the actual footages and images and without credit to Aparna Bhat will be a grave injustice and will be akin to preventing the public from knowing about Bhat’s contribution and her efforts.

Earlier, on 11th December, Aparna Bhat had, in fact, taken to Facebook to celebrate the movie the making of the film Chhapaak. She said that she still remembers how it took her 8 years to get the law changed, the minimum compensation increased, ensuring free treatment at private hospitals and finally, regulating acid sale. She then celebrated the story now being told in Bollywood. However, after watching the movie, she had changed her opinion.

Bhat had taken to social media to share that she has been hurt and saddened to see that she has not received even as much as a “Thank You” in the movie.

- Support OpIndia -
Support OpIndia by making a monetary contribution

Trending now

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Latest News

Delhi Government to ask Police to register FIR against Maulana of Markaz, Nizamuddin, suspected ground zero for hundreds of potential Coronavirus infections

A huge number of people are suspected to have been infected with the Chinese Coronavirus from Markaz, Nizamuddin.

Karnataka: People quarantined at home have to send govt their selfies and GPS coordinates every hour, declares state government

The Karnataka Government has announced that every single citizen under home quarantine in the state will have to upload their 'selfies' on a government app every hour

BACK AGAIN: After Ramayana and Mahabharata, Indian superhero Shaktimaan set to return on Doordarshan

Doordarshan is all set to re-telecast episodes of India's superhero Shaktimaan in the wake of the nationwide lockdown featuring Mukesh Khanna in the lead role.

Aajtak falsely calls food preparation by Jhandewalan Temple Trust and Sewa Bharati volunteers for needy as Kejriwal’s “Community Kitchen”

Pictures of Jhandewalan Trust Members and Sewa Bharati members preparing food were passed off by AajTak as images from Arvind Kejriwal's "Community Kitchen" during Coronavirus lockdown

‘Bakwas Band Karo​’: CM Yogi Adityanath reprimands Noida DM over Coronavirus preparations, DM transferred after requesting leave

Yogi Adityanath told the DM to stop speaking nonsense and not keep on blaming each other over Coronavirus preparations. It was all captured on camera.

BMC directs dead bodies of Coronavirus patients to be cremated irrespective of religion, circular withdrawn after NCP minister Nawab Malik steps in

BMC Police Commissioner released an order mandating disposal of dead bodies of the people who died due to Coronavirus only by cremation

Recently Popular

Manufactured crisis? Delhi govt cut electricity and water supply of migrant workers​, told them buses were waiting for them at UP border

Essentially, it seems like the Delhi government manufactured a crisis and forced migrant workers to flock to the UP border amidst Coronavirus lockdown

PM Narendra Modi launches “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund” to receive public donations for fight against Covid-19

This fund will enable micro-donations and large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations

Infosys employee Mujeeb Mohammad arrested for asking people to ‘spread the virus’ by sneezing in public, fired by the company

Although earlier Infosys said that it could be a case of mistaken identity, later they admitted he was their employee & fired him

Midnight announcements, false promises: Watch how Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government played with lives of millions amidst coronavirus outbreak

In a video shared by BJP leader Kapil Mishra, one can see announcements being made in colonies where UP-Bihar migrants are staying in Delhi informing them that Delhi government-run DTC buses will take them to the Anand Vihar bus terminal.

Delhi: Dozens of coronavirus cases across the country traced to Tablighi Jamat Mosque in Nizamuddin, hundreds in hospital, 2000 quarantined, area sealed off

A medical camp has been set up in the area and samples are being tested. Drones have been deployed to maintain strict vigilance over movements. As per reports, over 2000 people in the area are under quarantine.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Each morning, get an email to keep updated with all the news, opinions and analysis published by OpIndia.

Connect with us