Since the trailer of Meghna Gulzar's directorial 'Chhapaak' has been released, fans have been praising the director and the lead actress Deepika Padukone for portraying such an unconventional story on the big screen. The film, which also stars Vikrant Massey in a key role is slated for a release on January 10, 2020.
The actress is seen essaying the role of an acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal aka Malti in the film.
At the trailer launch recently, she got emotional while talking about the film's journey. She said that irrespective of the box office business this film will always be special to her.
Last night, the actress did a live session with her fans on Instagram and answered a few questions.
When DP was asked why did she chose to do a women-centric film like this, the actress mentioned that,"I don't always choose women-oriented films, I am just drawn to strong characters. As Meghna said, 'Chhapaak' is not a women-centric film, but we just want the message to reach far. My stories have not been women-centric, but about important stories to be told".
Meanwhile, at the emotion-packed trailer launch event, Deepika revealed how she was taken aback by Laxmi’s spirit, attitude, and uniqueness.
She also went on to say how entertaining Laxmi is in real life. Speaking at length about her cherished interaction with Laxmi, she said, "I think it’s her spirit. It’s how easy she is with things. There is an ease, there is joy, there is attitude, all of those things. I have never met somebody like her. She is unique, she is unique and again, not with sympathy, not with what has happened, but what she has made of the incident. What she has made of her life after that. She added, “I’m yet to come across someone as entertaining, as engaging (as Laxmi). She’s unique. She’s unique and she is one of my most favourite people. I can sit and talk to her for hours.”