Meghna Gulzar’s film ‘Chhapak’ has been caught in legal trouble before its release. A filmmaker has sent legal notices to a total of 11 people, including Deepika and film director Meghna Gulzar. Filmmakers have been accused of stealing scripts. The accuser, Rakesh Bharti, has claimed after watching the promo of the film that ‘Chhapak’ is based on his script.
In his complaint, Rakesh has stated that he wanted to produce a story based on the acid attack victim with his son and in May 2015, he also registered the title of the film as ‘Black Day’. After this, he also approached Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Shraddha Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma for this film.
In a press conference with his lawyer Ashok Sarogi in Mumbai, Rakesh Bharti told, ‘Priyanka Chopra wanted to produce the film after hearing the story, but it was not possible for her to join her as an actor in those days, because she was living abroad. After Priyanka, I took this film to Anushka Sharma, but she did not have any dates for the next 2 years. Later, the story was sent to Kangana Ranaut, she liked the story, but her sister Rangoli told that this topic is also related to her own life, shooting and preparation Kangana will be very emotional and will cry a lot by remembering me, so She will not be able to act in this film.
Lastly, we sent this story to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan through makeup artist Deepak Sawant, Aishwarya also refused to work in the film, the reason I was told about Aishwarya’s refusal was that if Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays acid attack Victim, She does not want to look ugly on screen.
Let me tell you that ‘Chhapak’ is being co-produced by Fox Star Studios, Mriga Productions and Deepika’s production house. The film is based on the acid attack victim Lakshmi Aggarwal. Apart from Deepika, it stars Vikrant Messi in the lead role. The film is going to release in theaters on January 10.