Meghna Gulzar’s film Chhapaak has been making all the right noises ever since its inception. The film stars Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey in lead roles and has raised a lot of curiosity in the audience given its subject which is based on the life of acid attack survivor, Laxmi Aggarwal. Deepika will be playing the acid survivor in the film. Chhapaak will also mark Deepika’s debut as a producer and is slated to release on January 10, next year.
Deepika’s look from the film which was leaked from the sets has been appreciated by everyone. In a recent interview, director Meghna opened up about the actress’ look and revealed how the makeup process was the most beautiful part during the shooting of Chhapaak. She said that a wrap is an emotional experience, more so for Chhapaak, because everyone working on the film made it their own. She also said that Deepika’s character will stay with her for life. “There is Malti, and then there is Deepika who became Malti. Malti’s presence on screen reflects the expression in Deepika’s eyes and on her face which comes through the prosthetics. For me, Malti is Deepika and Deepika is Malti,” shared Meghna.
She further informed that it was not easy for Deepika to transform into an acid attack survivor as she had to sit through two-and-a-half hours of prosthetics every day. “It was not easy for the leading lady to transform into an acid attack survivor. Deepika had to sit through two-and-a-half hours of prosthetics every day. But you won’t see all that she went through behind the scenes on screen. And that’s the most beautiful part,” Meghna expressed.
A while back, Deepika shared a photo of with her entire Chhapaak family and captioned it “& it’s a wrap on THE MOST PRECIOUS film of my career…see you all at the movies! 10.1.2020#Chhapaak.”