Deepika Padukone Met Laxmi Agarwal, Acid Attack Survivor, Before Her Role In "Chhapaak"?

DungCNT |Mar 28, 2019

Deepika Padukone unveiled her first look in Chhapaak, the screen adaptation of an acid attack survivor's real life.

Chhapaak, an upcoming film of director Meghna Gulzar and producer Leena Yadav, goes on floors. Deepika Padukone also appears in Meghna’s film this time. The actress stars in the role of Malti, an acid attack victim but luckily survives. On Monday, Deepika took to social media to unveil her look in the movie. Her incredible transformation receives full of praises and wins everyone’s heart for her significant role.

EXCLUSIVE: Did you know Deepika Padukone & Laxmi Agarwal spoke about her attack much before Chhapaak happened?
Deepika's look in Chhapaak.

Chhapaak, which is slated to hit the screen at the beginning of next year, takes inspiration from the journey of Laxmi Agarwal, a girl attacked by acid but has a strong will and courage to overcome the incident.

Deepika met the acid attack survivor Laxmi before taking up this role?

Before the movie Chhapaak was shot, Deepika and Laxmi talked about the acid attack issue. According to a source, they met each other and discussed the issue at NDTV Indian of The Year event. During the meeting, Laxmi opened up about what she went through and how she got over all the obstacles. She had to be in the hospital for three months for multiple surgeries. However, this horrible attack cannot bring her down. In 2006, Laxmi found an entire ban on selling acid. Now, she is the voice of acid attack survivors. She is also known as a campaigner in Stop Acid Attacks, an organization founded by Alok Dixit and Ashish Shukla.

When being asked about choosing Deepika for the pivotal role, Meghna shared “You won’t be seeing Deepika, you know. You will be seeing a disfigured Deepika. There is an uncanny similarity between the survivor and Deepika.”

It is accidental that Deepika plays the main character in Chhapaak. It seems that the actress is interested in this role. She posted a tweet “A character that will stay with me forever…#Malti Shoot begins today!#Chahapaak Releasing-10th January 2020.@meghnagulzar @foxstarhindi @masseysahib.”

Chhapaak features Vikrant Massey in the lead role. Mumbai and Delhi will be the primary location to shoot this film.


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