Case No 18/9 team came together for a noble cause on
Wednesday (August 7). The film unit donated one lakh for an acid
A press meet was organised to announce the same and the cheque
was given to acid victim Shruthi, who reportedly inspired Balaji
Shaktivel, the original writer of Tamil movie Vazhakku Enn
18/9. They donated Rs 1 lakh.
Shruthi was 16 when she was attacked in August 2002. She was
waiting in the bus-stop, when a local lad Rajesh, 18, splashed acid
on her face, disfiguring her face. She is unrecognisable now and
the culprit is serving his life term sentence in jail.
Speaking at the occasion, Shruthi requested the government to
ban acid, which has taken away lives of many girls like her. She
also urged that the government should amend tough laws to end the
cruel acid-attack issues.
Case No 18/9 is a remake of Tamil hit movie
Vazhakku Enn 18/9. The Kannada movie was released last
Friday (August 2). Niranjan Shetty, Sindhu Loknath, Shwetha Pandit,
Abhishek, Rangayana Raghu, Karthik Sharma and others are in the
cast. The film is directed by Mahesh Rao.