Deepika Padukone is on a mission to raise awareness against the sale of acid which is still going on in Mumbai and another part of the country. After playing the role of an acid attack survivor in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak, Deepika took part in a social experiment with her team to find out how easy it is to buy acid in the country. They collected 24 bottles of acid from multiple shops in Mumbai.
Members of Deepika’s team dressed like casual and acted as regular professionals, like a plumber, a businessman, a student, a drunkard, even a housewife, and a street goon, to conduct the experiment. Deepika was in the car watching through a tab how they collected acid bottles and what all she heard.
The video starts with Deepika Padukone saying, “If someone proposes to you and you say no, raise your voice when someone harasses you, or if you fight for your rights…and someone throws acid on your face.”
She uploaded a video on Instagram,
“Acid bikne ki sabse badi vajah acid khud hai. Agar ye bikta nahi toh phikta nahi (It wouldn’t get thrown if it wouldn’t sell).”