Meghna Gulzar’s directorial Chhapaak, which is creating an uproar across quarters for its versatile narrative, stars Deepika Padukone and is based on the true story of an acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The film features Deepika Padukone alongside Vikrant Massey.
For the film, Deepika Padukone had spent a lot of time with Laxmi Agarwal to get to know her story. Even for her role, she had a lot of prosthetics on her face. Recently, during an interview with PorterEdit, when asked how she felt seeing heavily scarred face after the prosthetics, she said, “I felt like myself. It made me realise how you look externally is such a small, irrelevant part of what you are. I think people would expect me to be horrified. Or emotional. Or scared. But I was at complete ease with the way I was, with the way I looked and felt.”
Chhapaak, which highlights the life of an acid attack survivor puts forth the confidence of the victim to be taken as a lesson and makes her an inspiration for those who have faced a similar situation. Helmed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is all set to release on 10th January 2020.