"Chhapaak" is based on Laxmi's life, and Deepika plays a character based on Laxmi in the film. Gulzar even shared the first draft of the film with Bhat, and it had a line about her work in the end credits, the lawyer claimed.
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. Compelled to take legal action to protect my identity and preserve my integrity. She also interacted with JNUSU student president Aishe Ghosh who was injured in the attack.
Taking a jibe at Deepika, Rangoli further said that the actress has the guts to openly do PR at JNU as many people have still not uttered a word on the violence.
She stated, "I thank all my friends who endorsed my contribution and challenged team Chhapaak in failing to say even 'Thank you!'".
"When my parents got me engaged to an Air Force officer he became very persistent about marrying me when I retaliated he threatened me to throw acid on me, I brushed such threats aside and never told my parents or went to cops this was the biggest mistake of my life". However, pre-release screenings on Wednesday revealed the name of Nadeem has been changed to Basheer.
The Bollywood star on Tuesday visited the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here to express solidarity with the students who were attacked by a mob on January 5, though she did not address the crowd.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Deepika Padukone's upcoming film, Chhapaak is slated for a release tomorrow.
Deepika's JNU visit was construed by many as a publicity stunt, and clamour to boycott her new film has been trending online, although a large section of social media has also hailed her gesture.