The Hush Post| 10: 46 am |one-minute-read|
Deepika Padukone’s first look in the character of real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Meghna Gulzar’s directorial ‘Chhapaak’ is finally out.
Meghna shared the first look photo of the actress who looks visibly disfigured in the picture but perfect. She captioned the image: “She is courage. She is hope. She is @deepikapadukone as #Malti in #Chhapaak. Shoot begins today. Releasing on 10th January, 2020.”
A character that will stay with me forever…#Malti
Shoot begins today!#Chhapaak
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) March 25, 2019
Deepika’s character is named Malti.
According to the tweet, the film’s shoot is said to kickstart from today in Delhi. We had earlier spotted the actress leaving Mumbai for Delhi over the weekend.
Earlier, Meghna shared a yellow dupatta partly lying on the floor, and burnt from the centre.
On having Deepika for the role, Meghna said, “You won’t be seeing Deepika, you know. You will be seeing a disfigured Deepika. There is an uncanny similarity between the survivor and Deepika.”
Deepika will be seen with Vikrant Massey in the film. She not only stars but is also producing the film.