Deepika Padukone on Chhapaak: This is the most special film of my career
Deepika Padukone felt emotional and burst out in tears after watching the trailer of the movie during its launch event yesterday. The actor also confessed that the movie is the most special film of her career.
Deepika Padukone who plays the role of an acid-attack survivor in the upcoming flick 'Chhapaak' confessed that the movie is the most special film of her career.
The actor felt emotional and burst out in tears after watching the trailer of the movie during its launch yesterday.
She also narrated her experiences about the film right from the script to shooting for the film and trying prosthetics to essay the role of an acid-attack survivor. The 'Om Shanti Om' actor couldn't hold her tears back after watching the trailer and said, "Usually, we need to sit through the narration process and decide whether you want to do a film or not, it's not often when you come across a story where instantly within the first few minutes of meeting a director that this is what you want to commit your life to... and 'Chhapaak' has been such thing."
While getting candid about making of the movie, the 33-year-old actor said, "It's been an incredible journey emotionally. Irrespective of how it's received and how it does, it will be the most special film of my career. We have made it with a lot of love passion enthusiasm and responsibility."
For Vikrant Massey, the flick will be his debut in Bollywood. The actor plays the love interest of Deepika's character 'Malti' in the movie. While talking about the message behind the movie, he said, "I hope we can transfer the message behind the movie to the audience. We are hoping that the message that we want to send to the audience through the movie, should strike in people's minds and it should grab importance and initiate conversations among the audience."
The director of the movie, Meghna Gulzar, spoke on what they learnt in the journey of making the film. She said, "These girls who are acid attack survivors, don't consider themselves victims. They don't want our sympathy. They are not hesitant to work in our society with their faces open. It is us who are hesitant to meet their gaze. That is what we need to change."
The movie is based on the real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi who was attacked by a spurned lover in 2005 at the age of 15.
'Chhapaak' is co-produced by Deepika and Fox Star Studios and marks her production debut. This also marks the first collaboration between Deepika and Vikrant Massey. The movie is set to hit theatres on January 10, 2020.