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How this acid attack survivor is redefining beauty

By Rediff Get Ahead
January 08, 2020 12:24 IST
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Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal is encouraging self-love with her inspiring Instagram pics. 

IMAGE: Laxmi and Deepika Padukone featured on the digital cover of Femina. Photographs: Courtesy Laxmi Agarwal/Instagram

Meet the real-life Malti -- whose character Deepika Padukone essays in Chhapak.

The New Delhi based acid attack survivor has been inspiring many with her courageous story.

In an interview, Laxmi proudly revealed that people are now waking up to the fact that 'looks' are not that important.

'There was a time when people did not want to see our ugly faces. Now they want selfies with us. They are willing to become our friends and also marry us.

'What else do we want from society other than their willingness to listen to us and our story,' she said.

She received the Women Courage Award in 2014 and has often questioned the beauty standards set by society. 

Scroll down to take a look at the many times she won us with her fashion, confidence and THAT smile.

IMAGE: Simple yet beautiful! Summer's brightest colour looks great in winter too.  

IMAGE: Look beneath the scars! She can win anyone with that smile. 

IMAGE: She loves wearing saris....

IMAGE: ...and posing for pics along with her little bundle of joy Pihu. 

IMAGE: Beauty is indeed skin deep! Laxmi has been using the hashtag #ilovemyface hoping to inspire people to embrace their flaws and fall in love with themselves. 

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