Here comes the trailer of the film Chhapaak, which has remained the most anticipated one for the fans of the Deepika Padukone. At the mere age of 15, Laxmi was attacked with acid by a man whose advances she rejected.
Talking about taking up such a challenging and gut-wrenching story, Deepika said she found the story inspiring and knew Meghna Gulzar would do justice to the film.
The recently released Tamil film Bigil, starring Vijay and Nayanthara, also featured a character who is an acid attack survivor and goes on to play in the women's football team being coached by Vijay's character.
After the trailer launch, Deepika was called on stage but could not hold back her tears.
Ever since we've witnessed Deepika Padukone's first look as Malti in Chhapaak, we knew we're getting an intensely real movie.
Meghna, who was standing next to Deepika, said the actor had not seen the complete trailer earlier, which is why she felt overwhelmed. The Bollywood superstar further expressed that she wishes that people connect with the film.
While we get that Meghna is trying to appeal to a larger viewership by not labelling the film as female-centric, she just might be missing the opportunity to have Chhapaak recognized as a female-led film that did tremendously well at the box office.
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Chhapaak is all set to release on January 10, 2020. Her post read, "Rarely do you come across a story where you do not need an entire narration to decide if you want to be a part of a film or not. Chhapaak is all of that and more for me".
Vikrant Massey also makes an appearance as Amol, a social activist inspired by Alok Dixit, a journalist who stood with Laxmi during her ordeal and is also, now, her partner.