New Delhi The Delhi High Court, today, ordered the producers of movie Chhapaak to give credit to Aparna Bhat who represented real life acid attack victim Lakshmi Agarwal in court. Advocate Aparna Bhat had helped the movie makers with the making of the movie but her contributions were not acknowledged by the producers.
The Deepika Padukone starrer movie is now restrained by the High Court from releasing till Aparna Bhat is given credit. The restraint will be effective from 15 January for multiplexes and live streaming apps while on other platforms the restraint will be effective from 17 January.
The Fox Star Studio had approached the Delhi High Court after the trial court also gave the order to give credit to advocate Aparna Bhat. The producers said that Bhat had no legal right, statutory or contractual to seek acknowledgement for her contribution to the film.
The lawyer of Aparna Bhat said that her assistance to the making of the film resulted in substantial changes to the film.
However, the movie Chhapaak did not perform as much as expected at the theatres. Reports say that the opening day collection was just Rs. 4.75 crore, even after huge marketing and PR works by the crew.