If you thought Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar are the only ones talking about acid attack survivors right now, you’re going to have to take a step back and re-evaluate. Shah Rukh Khan recently met a large group of women who had survived acid attacks, thanks to Meer Foundation, a charitable trust he had set up in 2017.
Shah Rukh Khan may have not made a film, but has been actively lending his support to acid attack survivors. On International Human Rights Day, the actor shared a post on his social media, which is a video showing his interaction with the survivors who will get their disfigured face transformed under his foundation.
As survivors expressed their grievances about not finding work opportunities, SRK reassured them that things will fall in place soon enough.
His post read as, “If we keep trying we shall overcome”.
Meer Foundation, a non-profit organization aims to effect change at the ground level and works to build a world that empowers women. One of the key focus areas under Women empowerment has been supporting the cause of Acid Attack survivors across the country. Meer Foundation provides support to women victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through a 360-degree approach that helps them with their medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training as well as rehabilitation and livelihood support.
Human Rights Day also saw trailer of Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’, based on acid-attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. The trailer has left everyone in awe of it. While social media has been flooded with applauds for the trailer, Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel who is herself an acid attack survivor is also all praise for the trailer of Chhapaak.