"Chhapaak" Promotions Cancelled In New Delhi Due To Protests

Imran Asif Fazal |Dec 20, 2019

Due to unrest in New Delhi, the filmmakers have decided to cancel promotions in the Capital.

Since past one week several protests have been held across India against newly passed Citizens Amendment Act. The protests went viral in New Delhi leading which heavy police force has been deployed across the capital. Due to which makers of Chhapaak decided to cancel its promotions in New Delhi. However, in a statement released by the filmmakers claimed that due to unrest in the National Capital, holding promotions would be an insensitive step.

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Chhapaak is a film based on real life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal. The film revolves around the trauma faced by Laxmi and the way she manages to be victorious in fighting against her oppressors. Deepika Padukone was left with teary eyes during trailer launch of Chhapaak. The emotional trailer depicts struggle of Laxmi in fighting against rules and regulations set by the government. It also reveals about how an acid attack survivor faces issues in her social life. The film has been produced by Fox Star Studios, Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar. The film will be released on January 10.

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In a statement released by the filmmakers, it stated that it will be an insensitive on part their part to promote Chhapaak when the nation and the city is going through emotional unrest. The statement further read that the makers are are praying for peace and harmony and regret the inconvenience caused. They expect that the situation across the country will be peaceful and issues will be sorted out soon.

Several celebrities from Bollywood have criticized the Indian government for assaulting students of Jamia Milia University in New Delhi. In a recent update, a curfew in areas of Mangaluru in Karnataka has been imposed. Protests across India in states of Maharashtra, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Punjab, West Bengal, Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh have taken place. Police departments are using high tech devices to crackdown on violent protesters and local citizens have been requested to remain indoors for safety.


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