New Delhi: Actor Deepika Padukone, who is bringing the story of real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal to the big screen with her upcoming film Chhapaak, has wrapped up shooting for the film.
Calling it the most “precious” film of her career, Deepika shared the news on her Instagram account along with a group picture from the last day of the movie’s shoot.
She captioned the post, “It’s a wrap on THE MOST PRECIOUS film of my career…see you all at the movies! 10.1.2020 Chhapaak.”Deepika’s first look as the acid attack survivor was unveiled on March 25. Revealing her look from the film, the actor had posted a picture on her Instagram and the resemblance was uncanny!
Deepika’s character will be called ‘Malti’ and she looked absolutely unrecognisable in the first look.
Apart from the amazing prosthetics, it’s the intensity in the actor’s eyes that wins you over.
The Piku actor effortlessly emotes the undying human spirit and determination of the survivor in the picture.
The upcoming movie went on floors on March 25. The film’s team had earlier shared a picture of the script reading session of the movie.
Giving an essence about the story, Deepika had posted a tweet on December 24, last year, writing, “A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit. Elated to collaborate with Fox Star Studios on #Chhapaak.”
The 33-year-old actor will essay the role of Laxmi, who at the age of 15, was attacked allegedly by a spurned lover in 2005. Laxmi had to undergo several surgeries. Later, she took up the job of helping acid attack survivors and promoted campaigns to stop such attacks. Her attacker, a 32-year old man, was an acquaintance of her family. Laxmi is a well-known advocate of stricter punishments in acid attack cases.
The film is being helmed by Meghna Gulzar and also stars Vikrant Massey. It is being co-produced by Deepika and Fox Star Studios.
This marks the first collaboration between Deepika and Vikrant. Chhapaak also marks Deepika’s production debut in Bollywood.
Deepika was last seen on the big screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. Meanwhile, Vikrant last appeared in Alt Balaji’s web series titled ‘Broken but Beautiful’, where he played the role of a heartbroken husband who lost the love of his life in a car accident.
Meghna’s last film Raazi, which starred Alia Bhatt, was a critical and commercial success.
It also dominated the awards season this year, bagging the best film trophy at the recent Filmfare awards.
Chhapaak is slated to hit the theatres on January 10, 2020.
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