Struggling for life, acid attack survivor Bala has found a new hope as star actor Deepika Padukone has extended a helping hand to save her life. The acid attack survivor, who is suffering from a life-threatening kidney ailment, urgently needs a kidney transplant to survive. After the word reached Deepika, she donated a generous amount of Rs 15 lakhs to the ‘Save Bala’ campaign.
Bala is a real-life star who was also featured in the Deepika Padukone-starrer movie Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar, besides appearing on The Kapil Sharma Show. Her condition is deteriorating every day due to the failure of both her kidneys and she’s somehow surviving on dialysis. Being an acid attack survivor, her weakened immunity is already a threat to her life.
With the big heart of our dearest @deepikapadukone, we have successfully achieved the target of 16 lakhs. She has donated 15 lakhs.@DeepikaPFC @SheroesHangout @StopAcidAttacks @tweettosheroes@PTI_News@ANINewsUP@ians_india @DainikBhaskar @aajtak @ABPNews @BBCHindi pic.twitter.com/f0Ca9t2hRD— AJAY TOMAR (@ajaytomar003) September 2, 2021
In January 2020, Deepika appeared in the film based on the life of acid-attack survivor, activist and TV host Laxmi Agarwal. The film also starred Vikrant Massey in the lead role and was critically acclaimed. However, it did not do as well as expected in the box-office.
On the work front, she will be starring with Ranveer in Kabir Khan’s ’83. Deepika also has a Shakun Batra’s untitled movie in her kitty in which she will be seen with Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi. She will be seen in Siddharth Anand’s Fighter in which she will star opposite Hrithik Roshan. The star will also be reuniting with Shah Rukh Khan in Pathan which will also star John Abraham in the lead role. She also has the Intern remake with Amitabh Bachchan in the pipeline.