Recently, Meghna Gulzar wrapped up the production work of Chhapaak, where she posted an adorable picture on her social media accompanied by a heartfelt message. The crew wrapped up the production work in 43 days, exactly as Meghna had planned. Deepika Padukone’s first look from the movie had broken the internet as the audience couldn’t recognize the difference between Deepika and Laxmi.
Speaking about the look and whole makeup process, director: Meghna shared,
“A wrap is an emotional experience, more so for Chhapaak, because everyone working on it made it their own. Deepika’s character will stay with her for life.”
She further added,
“There is Malti, and then there is Deepika who became Malti. Malti’s presence on screen reflects the expression in Deepika’s eyes and on her face which comes through the prosthetics. For me, Malti is Deepika and Deepika is Malti.”
It was not an easy task for the leading lady to transform into an acid attack survivor. Deepika had to sit through two-and-a-half hours of prosthetics each day. She said further,
“But you won’t see all that she went through behind the scenes on screen. And that’s the most beautiful part”
Deepika who is playing the lead role of Malti inspired by real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal is already getting appreciation for the portrayal she has undertaken. The whole production team along with the actors and Meghna herself has put their sweat and efforts in the process of making the film as the film is an effort to shed light on the issue of prevalent acid violence in the country.
The film asks Deepika to feel and live the life of an acid attack survivor touching upon all the adversities the victim feels as Malti, the character she is playing. Chhapaak, which highlights the life of an acid attack survivor puts forth the confidence of the victim to be taken as an example and marks her as an inspiration for those who have faced a similar situation.
The Meghna Gulzar directorial also stars Vikrant Massey. It is set to hit the silver screen on 10th January 2020.