Mumbai: Film Chhapaak, a story of acid attack survivor, directed by Meghna Gulzar, will be released in January next year. Shooting for the film started on Monday. In Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone plays the lead role of survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
Sirf News had broken the story about this film on 5 October last year.
Deepika shared her first look in the film and informed Twitter users about the release of the film. She tweeted that the shooting for the film had started.
The film will be released next year on 10 January. Vikrant Massey, who had made news for the Mirzapur web series, is playing an important role in Chhapaak.
Deepika’s Laxmi look has gone viral on Twitter.
A character that will stay with me forever…#Malti
Shoot begins today!#Chhapaak
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) March 25, 2019
Thousands of people liked Deepika’s look in just an hour and retweeted the tweet above. Many are surprised to see Deepika’s incredible make-up that makes her appearance very close to that of Lakshmi.
Fans are praising Meghna Gulzar and Deepika for raising a serious issue that concerns society: acid attack on women by stalkers and other people who hit upon this repugnant way of settling scores.
Fans hail Deepika in Chhapaak
“Incredible!!! Look by @deepikapadukone for #Chhapaak ???,” wrote a fan.
— Rakesh Sharma ( #StayHomeSaveLife ) (@therakeshtalks) March 25, 2019
Another fan said Deepika will have a different screen name in the film. “#DeepikaPadukone as #Malti in #Chhapaak… Directed by Meghna Gulzar… Costars Vikrant Massey… 10 Jan 2020 release…,” he wrote.
“Wow !! This is so inspiring. Best wishes to team #Chhapaak @meghnagulzar @deepikapadukone @masseysahib ! Looking forward to it ! And @deepikapadukone you’re my all time fav ! ❤
#ChhapaakFirstLook,” wrote a Twitter user.
Wow !! This is so inspiring. Best wishes to team #Chhapaak @meghnagulzar @deepikapadukone @masseysahib ! Looking forward to it ! And @deepikapadukone you're my all time fav ! ❤#ChhapaakFirstLook pic.twitter.com/0Ptt0Jl8gq
— Sanchita Bhattacharya (@SanchitaBhatt12) March 25, 2019
On the flip side, some people found in the hashtag #Chhapaak an opportunity to have fun. They posted sarcastic or satirical tweets, taking advantage of the trend. There were also dubious elements like hookers who solicited customers with this hashtag although their profession is totally unrelated (Sirf News will not share such tweets).
— Prince Omasa (@TopiDrama69) March 25, 2019