Sharmeen Obaid meets Deepika Padukone at the World Economic Forum

Published: January 24, 2020

In a recent turn of events, journalist, filmmaker and activist, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, posted a picture with the Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone on her Instagram.

It seems the Oscar winner had recently met and interacted with Padukone at the World Economic Forum. As Chinoy addressed the matter being discussed “Artists have a moral responsibility – the best conversation at the World Economic Forum.”

The filmmaker then acknowledged Padukone’s upcoming film, while reiterating the moral responsibility she is up-taking with her project. “I hope Chhapaak changes the way we see women in pain.”

Chinoy then concluded her caption with a kind compliment, “Deepika Padukone, you are a hero!”

Chinoy became Pakistan’s first Oscar winner in 2012, with her documentary, Saving Face. Co-directed by Daniel Junge, the film also represented acid attack survivors in Pakistan. It won an Emmy Award and the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Being an actor, Padukone is on a similar quest with her upcoming film. As she continues to highlight the way survivors are treated in her country, while also disclosing the easy accessibility of acid in India with her promotions for the film.

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