The trial court had directed the film's makers to credit lawyer Aparna Bhat as well for her contribution to the film.
Fox Star Studios moves Delhi high court against order to credit Laxmi Agarwal's lawyer in Chhapaak
Mumbai - 10 Jan 2020 14:33 IST
Updated : 15:19 IST
Fox Star Studios has moved the Delhi high court to contest a lower court's decision to credit advocate Aparna Bhat for her contribution to the Meghna Gulzar film Chhapaak.
Bhat had appealed for, and received, credit for her contribution as a consultant and adviser on the script for the Deepika Padukone-starrer.
Fox Studios moves Delhi High Court challenging the trial court order asking the filmmakers of 'Chhapaak' to give credit to lawyer Aparna Bhat, who represented acid attack survivor Lakshmi Agarwal. pic.twitter.com/Fg2ZbtPvxm— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2020
In a long social media post, Aparna Bhat had said, "Have never been the one to demand attention to my work. Deeply disturbed by the turn of events post (sic) watching Chhapaak. Compelled to take legal action to protect my identity and preserve my integrity. I represented Lakshmi in her criminal trial in Patiala House Courts... tomorrow someone will represent me in my cause... Ironies of life”.
A civil judge had directed the makers to include Bhat's name in the credits.