New Delhi, News24 Bureau, March 25: Deepika Padukone took to social media to share her First Look of Chhapaak, where she plays the role of the acid survivor Laxmi. The First Look is very intriguing and has an impact when one sees the amazing similarity of the beautiful Deepika Padukone with Laxmi.Megna Gulzar's Chhapaak goes to floors today.'Fantastic', is what you say when you see Deepika's transformation as the acid survivor.The looks on social media have gone viral and the netizens cannot stop appreciating Deepika."A character that will stay with me forever... #Malti. Shoot begins today! #Chhapaak. Releasing - 10th January, 2020," she announced in an Instagram post, which has garnered over 5 lakh likes in less than an hour.In an interview in the Fscebook office Deepika ahd revealed how emotionally connected she felt when Meghna Gulzar narrated the story ofthe uphill journey of acid attack survivir Laxmi.
deepika said in the interview, "Last year when I was looking at scripts, I wasn't emotionally ready to do this sort of a film. I was really looking at doing a love story."Deepika further added, "Meghna walked into the office and took me through the story. In five minutes of speaking with her, I knew in my heart that this is what I wanted to do next. Something about Meghna herself, Laxmi's story and Meghna's conviction in this film... It was very similar to Piku. In just five minutes of meeting the director, I knew that this is the film I wanted to do."
Laxmi's incredible journey as an acid attack survivor has many twists and turns and makes for a heart-touching human story and cries for a celluloid adaption. Meghna Gulzar is known to treat such sensitive topics in a wonderful way and her latest hit Raazi is an example. Deepika, say, insiders, is very enthusiastic about the role.
Even film critic Taran Adarsh was excited about the same.