Actor Deepika Padukone has taken the internet by storm by sharing her first look from her upcoming film, Chhapaak. She will be seen playing the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, and the film is being helmed by Raazi director Meghna Gulzar. Deepika seems to be in full prosthetic makeup in the picture which shows her in an artistic pose which highlights the scars and burns on the face of her character.
Other than sharing her new look, Deepika also shared that the film will go on floors from today and will hit the theatres on 10th January 2020.
Meghna had previously shared that the audience should brace themselves to see a completely new Deepika in Chhapaak. At an event in Chennai, the filmmaker said
“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.”
Laxmi has shown her approval of Deepika being cast in the role. Speaking to one of the national newspapers, she said
“I am so happy that Deepika is playing the role. I have no right to judge her. How can I judge someone for something which I can’t do. She has played wonderful characters on screen and I believe she will give her best.”
Deepika had also shared some behind the scenes pictures from a table read session which also had her co-actor, Vikrant Massey in the bearded look. Deepika shared the image and captioned it with Shakespeare’s words “All things are ready, if our mind be so”.
Calling Chhapaak a vital film at an award night she said
“It’s so ironic that on the day of Holi, I am off to Delhi for the shooting of Chapaak. We will start shooting it on Monday. It’s a very important film and I feel that the story which we are showcasing in our film needs to be told.”
Chhapaak is Deepika Padukone’s first film since the massive success of Padmaavat. Vikrant was recently seen in Amazon Prime Video’s gangster drama, Mirzapur and gave an outstanding performance in Konkana Sen Sharma’s A Death in the Gunj.
We wish Deepika, Meghna and the entire Chhapaak team all the very best for their new venture.
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