Chhapaak will be the Bollywood flick that will transform Deepika from an actor to a producer for the very 1st time. Deepika was so immersed in the script, of this Meghna Gulzar directed flick, that she not only decided to give a performance in it but also back it financially. So, being a human being it would be common for Deepika to be possessive about this project of hers. These feelings of hers reflected in her response to media questioning while she was asked whether hubby Ranveer Singh had put money in Chhapaak.
It was during the title track launch of Chhapaak, a reporter asked Deepika if Ranveer had put money in the film. Deepika who wasn’t happy with this question answered,
“Excuse me, yeh mere khud ke paise hain. Kisne bola yeh? Excuse me, It is my own money.”
But the audience took it all in a light mood and erupted in laughter both over the question & Deepika’s reply. Chhapaak director: Meghna Gulzar acted as a moderator and added that it is wrong to assume that Ranveer put his money.
Deepika also shared that she didn’t approve of rumors that this project was an investment in risk. These were Deepika’s words,
“People are saying that we have taken a big risk, but I don’t think of this (film) as a risk. It is something that she (Gulzar) has lived with for so many years. As a human being and a director, she was ready to tell the story. She came to me with it and I instantly said yes to the film, so there hasn’t been overthinking or over-processing. I think whatever we have done to make this film was done very instantly and instinctively, and with a lot of heart. We want people to receive this film the way we have made it.”
Chhapaak also stars Vikrant Massey opposite Deepika. The film is inspired by the story of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. Chhapaak hits box office on January 10, 2020.