Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, who last directed ‘Raazi’ (2018), is all set to direct a film on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, says that the film is an attempt to explore a larger story on acid violence in the country through the real life subject.
“In the film with Deepika on acid violence, I’m using Laxmi Agarwal as a subject because she is the most known acid fighter. Plus her case and her story has been the most relevant in terms of where legislation on acid violence, medical advancement, compensation for victims and things like that was concerned,” Gulzar told PTI in an interview.
“There was a whole socio-medical and legal impact that her case had. Therefore, I am using her as a lens to tell a larger story on acid violence in India because even though acid is banned and the sale of acid is regulated in our country as of five years now, we still have acid attacks. It is still the simplest thing to get in a kirana store in a tier-3 city,” the director added.