Bollywood actress @DeepikaPadukone visited students of JNU who were hurt in the violence which led to the hashtag “#BoycottChhapaak” trending.
Chhapaak is a movie releasing tomorrow, based on the life of a acid attack victim, Laxmi Aggrawal, attacked in 2005 by Naeem Khan. She later fought the case which can be read here
Following this, a ‘news’ is viral that in the movie, the makers have changed the religion of the convict. They changed the name of character of Naeem Khan to Rajesh Sharma.
“The main accused in Lakshmi’s acid case was Naeem Khan but he is said to have been named “Rajesh” in Deepika’s movie”
The URL of the updated article is still the original one, only the contents have been changed. While the URL has Rajesh, it’s no where in the article.
Tweet by the CEO of Swarajya is still online though, archived here
— Prasanna Viswanathan (@prasannavishy) January 8, 2020
Editor of Opindia, Nupur Sharma also tweeted it which she has deleted now, it was retweeted 8693 times
Deleted tweet – https://twitter.com/UnSubtleDesi/status/1214802540946055168
Subramanian Swamy‘s tweet has been retweeted approximately 17,000 times
Ishkaran is drafting a legal notice to Deepika Padukone & producers, if they have changed name of accused from Muslim in real life to a Hindu name.
That is defamation.
For details follow @ishkarnBHANDARI
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) January 8, 2020
A tweet by Advocate Prashant Patel had more than 7000 retweets
Laxmi Agarwal was attacked in 2005 with acid by three peaceful in New Delhi as she had refused to marry Nadeem Khan.
— प्रशान्त पटेल उमराव (@ippatel) January 8, 2020
Gaurav Pradhan’s tweet has been retweeted by more than 6000 people
Laxmi Agarwal faced a brutal Acid attacked in 2005 in New Delhi by Nadeem Khan as she refused to marry him
Question : Why in film @deepikapadukone changed the name "Nadeem Khan" to Hindu name "Rajesh"?
Shameless Hindus will still watch film and clap
— #GauravPradhan 🇮🇳 (@DrGPradhan) January 8, 2020
जिस लक्ष्मी अग्रवाल पर दीपिका की फिल्म बनी है, असल जींदगी में उसपर एसिड फेंकने वाले का नाम नदीम खान था। लेकिन दीपिका की फ़िल्म में एसिड फेंकने वाले का नाम राजेश रख दिया गया है। रशीद, रईस या रहमान जैसा कुछ क्यों नहीं??#ShameOnBollywood
— ROHIT CHAHAL (@rohit_chahal) January 8, 2020
Nadeem Khan, who threw acid on Laxmi Agarwal is an oppressed suppressed victimized traumatized misguided frightened Muslim minority youth. You can ask Rajdeep Sagarika Barkha Nidhi Saba Rana Arfa Zainab Shekhar Nikhil John Ravish. Now watch him as 'Rajesh' in Deepika's 'Chappak'
— Ravi Rai (@Raviravirai) January 8, 2020
Bollywood whitewashing crimes of lsIamists is continued
Laxmi Agarwal was attacked by Nadeem Khan
In movie Chhapaak, attacker is going to be Hindu!
— History of India (@RealHistoriPix) January 7, 2020
No, the religion of the convict hasn’t been changed, only the name. From Naeaam Khan aka Guddu, it’s been changed to Bashir Khan aka Babboo.
Rajesh is the name of boyfriend of acid attack victim Malti (Laxmi in real life)
Abhinandan Sekhri, Co-Founder of an online news portal News Laundary claimed that he saw the screening of the movie and the relgion of the attacker was not changed.
He quoted the false tweet of Swarajya, which they deleted, but you can see it’s archived version here
Shocking (or maybe not) that such demonstrable misinformation is carried. I watched the screening last night & can tell you with certainty the religion of attacker has not changed. Film has remained accurate to the case. Opinidia ko bachane ke chakkar mein khud Opindia ban gaye.. https://t.co/Jxc0ZCEDzJ
— Abhinandan Sekhri (@AbhinandanSekhr) January 8, 2020
Aman Sharma, a journalist with Economic Times tweeted
— Aman Sharma (@AmanKayamHai_ET) January 8, 2020
PTI Journalist, Radhika Sharma, also cleared the same
#Chhapaak trends on Twitter – and no its screen villain is neither 'Nadeem' nor 'Rajesh'.
Unlike the #FakeNews peddlers, I was fortunate to watch a special screening of the film last evening.
— Radhika Sharma (@KhayalaBibi) January 8, 2020
Further, we talked to an actress who watched the premiere of the movie yesterday night and she agreed withe same, that the convict is named Bashir Khana aka Baboo.