The wait is finally over with Deepika revealing the First Look of Chhapaak, Deepika to Play Acid Survivor in Meghna Gulzar’s Next film. With the announcement of Deepika Padukone portraying the acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in the film, fans were as always excited to see this leading lady in the film.
Always known for choosing the tough roles in her films, Deepika finally made a choice which will get her remembered for years in Meghna Gulzar’s next directorial “Chhapaak”. The film will dictate the real-life story of acid attack survivor and now a motivational speaker Laxmi Agarwal, who battled with life and achieved victory. Laxmi was attacked with the acid being thrown on her face and body when she was only 15 years old. The reason was denying the marriage proposal with a boy and who decided to take cruel revenge from this innocent girl and him and his friends did the worst that they could ever do to her.
Being attacked by the chemical and getting severe burns on all over her face and body, Laxmi didn’t lose her hope and kept on battling with society and stereotypes who called her ugly. She truly proves that inner beauty is what matters and is living a successful professional personal life with her cute little daughter. She also holds an NGO named Stop Sale Acid to prohibit the selling of Acid to avoid any such incidents in the future. She truly is an example for people to never lose hope in their life. She has been awarded the 2014 women courage award by Michelle Obama.
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The film guarantees a delight for eyes of viewers as being directed by Meghna Gulzar who has recently won a Filmfare for her film “Raazi” starring Alia Bhatt and telling the story of a spy. This is the first ever project of Deepika and Meghna together and the fans of both can’t wait for more as Deepika and Meghna shared the first look of Deepika from the film as the shooting begins today. A few days back, Deepika had also shared a still of getting the script discussed among the actors and the director.
The poster reveals the release date of the film as it will be releasing on 10th January of the upcoming year 2020. After the “Padmaavat” release of 2018, Deepika has not yet played any lead role in any films and this film will be the first starring her in the lead role and the character of hers is named Malti.
After the film “Padmaavat” taking a very huge toll on her emotionally, the actress had decided not to accept an emotionally challenging film but as soon as she heard the story of Laxmi she decided to take up the film and also decided to produce it. The film is produced under 3 banners, Fox Star Studios, Deepika Padukone’s KA Entertainment, and Meghna Gulzar’s Mriga Films. The film also stars talented Vikrant Massey in an important role.
Popularly known for her beauty and acting skills, the actress will portray a totally different role in this upcoming film and will surely impress and touch the hearts of viewers. The film was a concept when Meghna brought it to her and she immediately said yes after hearing the script for 5 minutes only.
The actress said, “Meghna walked into the office and took me through the story. In five minutes of speaking with her, I knew in my heart that this is what I wanted to do next. Something about Meghna herself, Laxmi’s story and Meghna’s conviction in this film… It was very similar to Piku. In just five minutes of meeting the director, I knew that this is the film I wanted to do,”. Hence, the fans are waiting for the film to release and also really looking up and expecting a stunner performance from Deepika.