As Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak is set to release this weekend, we are extremely excited as the movie attempts to send across a powerful yet gripping message about acid attack survivors.
Based on the true story of Laxmi Aggarwal, Chhapaak is initiating an important conversation about acid attack survivors. One such conversation was recently initiated by Vikrant Massey on the right kind of parenting that could help make our society progressive.
Our society has always been unfair to acid attack survivors. From ignoring them to blaming them for their circumstances, our society has never had a serious dialogue about how we can fight the issue of acid attacks.
Vikrant Massey who is playing a role inspired by journalist Alok Dixit in Chhapaak, came forward to have a discussion on how we can save more women from becoming victims of acid attacks.
Sharing a valuable message on how the right kind of parenting can make our society progressive, Vikrant Massey shared:
“There is a different kind of upbringing we give to the son of the house than the daughter, where we do not teach a little boy how to accept rejection. Later, it turns into an ego issue. In most cases of acid-violence, the boy throws acid on a girl when she rejects his marriage proposal.”
He further added:
“The first step to stop the crime is to change the upbringing, and parents need to take that step. Boys need to learn to accept ‘no’ for an answer and (realize) why consent is of utmost importance. The right kind of parenting can build a progressive society I guess.”
And, focusing on how the movie Chhapaak could help our society to initiate the important discussion, Vikrant shared:
“I just hope with this film a conversation starts on why acid attacks happen on women, and what actions need to be taken to stop the heinous crime. It is not that we do not know, it is just that we ignore.”