Deepika Padukone’s next outing Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar is getting all the necessary attention. Apart from the subject that the movie chose to talk about, Deepika’s first look from the movie also left everyone shocked in a good way for her transformation for the role is unbelievable. The movie is based on Laxmi’s inspirational story who after a devastating acid attack, chose to rise above it and change her life, for the better.
Many fans and celebrities appreciated the makers of the film, and the makeup artists, who got Deepika to look on point. Now, recently the Shubh Mangal Saavdhan actor Bhumi Pednekar too shared her feelings about the same. She said,
“I saw the first look for ‘Chhapaak’ and it was brilliant. Seeing Deepika transform and become unrecognizable and so true to that part she was playing was amazing. Her transformation stopped the press. I’m really proud to see the work that all we actresses are doing. It pushes me to do better work.
What is interesting to note is that, for her upcoming movie, Saand Ki Aankh, she too along with Taapsee Pannu transformed herself majorly for the role. The movie is based on the lives of two popular Revolver Dadis, Prakashi and Chandro, who took to shooting at the age of 60 and won medals and appreciation awards in huge numbers. Both the lead actors, in order to look old took on prosthetics on their bodies. About that, she said,
“It is a great time for women in the industry as from ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ to ‘Chhapaak’, different unconventional subjects and issues are coming to the forefront and are being mounted on women. This effectively means people just want to see good cinema and all the talk of movies can’t be mounted on women because of business reasons is nothing but a patriarchal stereotype.”
The first look from her film too is out and is busy collecting accolades for pulling off the required look. She added,
“It’s is absolutely overwhelming to see the love that ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ is getting and it’s feels great that our look is being appreciated. As an actor, I have given my all for this film and after seeing all the positive reactions, the daily three hours of make-up has definitely been worth it.”
Bhumi Pednekar is known for taking it a notch above to look for the part. Earlier she gained weight to look perfect for her role in her Bollywood debut Dum Laga Ke Haisha. She further spilled the beans and said,
“I enjoy transforming myself for my roles. It’s quite exciting for me, to see the way people react and how amazed they get with everything new you do. So, yes the transformation to become Chandro was necessary as it was important that I look real. I feel a lot of responsibility playing her on screen. Both Chandro dadi and Prakashi dadi are champions and are real-life fighters and I’m happy that the film is getting so much love.”
It is always good to see contemporaries backing each other up and appreciating each other’s work. Chhapaak will release on January 10, 2020. And Saand Ki Aankh will hit the theatres this year on October 25.