Deepika Padukone Shares The Reason That Prompted Her To Burn The ‘Chhapaak’ Prosthetics On The Last Day

Deepika Padukone admitted in public that she burnt Chhapaak prosthetics with alcohol on the last day of Chhapaak shoot.

It has been a long while, that Deepika Padukone signed a movie. This breakthrough came with her home production: Chhapaak, which is the story based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal‘s life. This will be her first flick since she became Ranveer Singh’s bride. She began shooting for Chhapaak earlier this year. And wrapped up the film some time back and it is in the post-production stage at present. The movie is slated for a January 2020 box office release.

Deepika Padukone Chhapaak Prosthetics
Deepika Padukone Chhapaak Prosthetics

During an interaction at The Print’s Off The Cuff, when Deepika was queried about the role which impacted her the most. She took Chhapaak’s name and said,

“I literally had to burn the piece of prosthetics that I was wearing on the last day of the shoot. Because it impacted me in a way that I never experienced before. That was my way of trying at least to let go of everything that I have experienced.”


She added,

“I literally burnt it. Prosthetics are expensive, we get charged per piece of prosthetics that the artist makes. But I took a call as a producer, I said I don’t care, I need to heal emotionally.”

She didn’t stop at this and said,

“It takes about 2-3 days to prepare one piece. On the last day of the shoot, I gave my makeup artist a heads up that I need an extra piece. She made one and the day we finished, I remember taking the piece, taking some alcohol, went into a corner, poured the alcohol on it and set it on fire. I stood there watching it burn until it had disappeared completely in front of me.”


She concluded her words by saying,

“I don’t think it left my system entirely but that vision of the piece burning is stuck in my head. It affected me in a way that no other movie has before.”


Gaurav Gupta

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