Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone's first look from her upcoming film, 'Chhapaak' is out! The actress will be portraying the role of an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal in the biopic that traces her whole journey and how she braved all odds.
'Chhapaak' is being helmed by director Meghna Gulzar who is also known for her latest film, 'Raazi'. Not only is Padukone playing the lead role in the film, but she is also producing it.
Ever since Deepika Padukone's look from the film was released, the internet is having a meltdown due to the actress' resemblance with the real attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Both netizens and Bollywood are lauding the first look, and the comment section is filled with remarks such as 'unbelievable' and 'can't wait for this one'.
In an interview the actress stated that she was deeply moved when she heard the story as it's not just one of violence but of strength and courage, hope and victory — and that made a huge impact on her both personally and creatively that she decided to go beyond and took the decision of producing the film.
The tagline of Chhapaak is, "A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit." Director Meghna Gulzar at an event spoke about Deepika's role and 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."
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