Deepika dismayed after team Chhapaak buy 24 acid bottles during social experiment
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who is currently enjoying the box office success of her widely-talked about movie 'Chhappak', on Wednesday shared the video of a social experiment undertaken by her team to see how acid is easily available at stores despite its sale being outlawed. The Team 'Chhapaak' is not just shining at the box office but also involved in their efforts to make the general public aware of the trauma and of consequences faced by acid survivors.
The 34-year-old actor shared a video Instagram and captioned, "Won't Buy Won't Sell - A Chhapaak Social Experiment. Acid has corroded many lives, crushed many dreams, dashed many hopes and scarred many futures." The five minutes 27 seven video saw a bunch of actors hired by Deepika's team to go undercover and buy acid from shops around the city.
The actress herself monitored the whole sequence from a car and looked shocked to see how easily people are manipulating the shopkeepers to get acid and how retailers are ready to sell it. Even though, shopkeepers briefly doubted the customers, only one of them demanded a valid ID proof and refused to sell acid when the ID was provided.
The results of the experiment brought a burning rage on actor's face as she explained how tough it was to easily get 24 bottles of acid in a single day.
'Chhapaak' is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. Deepika plays the lead role (as Malti) in the flick. The film showcases the struggle of Malti and her ultimate victory in banning the sale of an acid after being attacked by a man she refused to marry. 'Chhapaak' was released on January 10 also stars Vikrant Massey.
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