23-year-old Anmol Rodriguez from Mumbai who was just 2 months old when her father threw acid on her is the real inspiration behind Deepika Padukone's first look from 'Chhapaak'.
Anmol put up a picture on social media and wrote: "Few years back I had click this picture & never thought that @deepikapadukone will be creating exact some picture for her movie’s first look 👻🤗 All the very best to team #Chhapaak @meghnagulzar 😇♥️"
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Meanwhile, taking the inspiration from Laxmi Agarwal, director Meghna Gulzar will portray her life story through her film 'Chhapaak' where Padukone will be playing Agarwal. When Padukone's first look as Laxmi Agarwal was released, it stunned everyone because of an uncanny resemblance with Agarwal.
Deepika while announcing the beginning of the shooting revealed that the character 'Malti' she is playing will 'stay with her forever'. In a heartfelt post, she wrote, "A character that will stay with me forever...#Malti Shoot begins today!#Chhapaak Releasing-10th January 2020. @meghnagulzar @foxstarhindi @masseysahib"
Many celebrities and fans called her beautiful and said: “can’t wait to watch it”. Jacqueline Fernandez had called her transformation, “unbelievable”. Rajkummar Rao had commented on the picture, “This is so inspiring. Malti is beautiful. Can’t wait to meet her on 10th Jan.”
'Chhapaak' will be directed by renowned filmmaker Meghna Gulzar who has previously helmed critically acclaimed ventures like 'Raazi'. Deepika Padukone, who is debuting as a producer with the project, announced the making of the film on December 24, last year. Besides the actress, the film will also star 'Half Girlfriend' actor Vikrant Massey in the lead. He will play the real life role of Alok Dixit, lover of Laxmi Agarwal.
For those unaware, Anmol featured in a film with Shabana Azmi titled 'Auntie ji' in 2018. She also founded an NGO called Acid Attack Survivor Sahas Foundation.
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