Saving Face's Rukhsana gets a house, still vows action against Obaid-Chinoy

Rukhsana gets house from Islamic Help Foundation, says she will pursue money promise from Obaid-Chinoy.

Web Desk July 24, 2012

MULTAN: Rukhsana, the acid attack survivor featured in Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Saving Face, said she has received a 3.5 marla house in Multan on Tuesday, part of an independent agreement with a non-governmental organisation which also works with the film's director.

However, Rukhsana was adamant that she would press for action against the filmmaker for what she claims was an unfulfilled promise of gratifications for appearing in the Oscar award winning film.

Express News reported on Tuesday that the NGO Islamic Health Foundation, with a help of a donor, had arranged for a house for Rukhsana. The property had been accepted by the acid victim, confirmed IHF official General Major Khalilur Rehman.

Rukhsana had unleashed allegations against the filmmaker saying that she had promised her a house, plastic surgery and Rs300,000. Claiming the promise was unfulfilled, she had registered a case against Obaid-Chinoy.

The filmmaker denied the allegations, saying that the house was promised by the IHF through a donor, and initial offerings had been rejected. Offers of plastic surgery, extended to Rukhsana and the other acid victim featured in the film, had also been reportedly rejected.

After receiving the keys of the house, Rukhsana told the media that she will take legal action against the filmmaker and will get money from her to help acid victims like herself.

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