'Chhapaak' influences UK government, pension scheme in works
Dehradun : Deepika Padukone's latest release 'Chhapaak' may have failed in getting the commercial mileage on the Box Office, but the movie has definitely triggered an idea in Uttarakhand government's mind for the sake of acid attack survivours.
Call it impact or influence of Chhapaak, the Uttarakhand government has initiated a pension scheme for the acid attack survivours in the state. As reported by Femina, the Minister of women and child Welfare – Rekha Arya announced a pension scheme under which the survivors would be given a fixed amount every month.
The announcement was made in a press conference where Arya claimed that a minimum amount of Rs 5000-6000 will be given to the survivors as a part of monthly income. The minister said the proposal will be presented in the cabinet for its further implementation soon.
"(the scheme would) ensure that the survivors lead a life of dignity after the brutalities they have suffered… We will be bringing the proposal in the cabinet to get it approved to further implement the scheme. The idea is to support the brave women in achieving their dreams," Arya said.
The move comes four days after Deepika Padukone's movie was released in the theatres.
Meanwhile, the film is struggling in getting good figures on the Box Office Collections.