Mumbai, March 25: Actress Deepika Padukone on Monday unveiled the first look from the upcoming film Chhapaak in which she will be seen playing real life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Deepika tweeted the first look from the film, directed by Meghna Gulzar. In the image, the Padmaavat star is seen with prosthetics of scars and burns on her face.
She captioned it: "A character that will stay with me forever...Malti. Shoot begins today! Chhapaak. Releasing January 10, 2020." Deepika will turn producer with the film. "It's a very important story and it's a true life incident, so hopefully good things will come out of it," she had said earlier. Deepika Padukone to Meet Acid Attack Survivor Laxmi Agarwal Before Chhapaak Goes On Floors.
A character that will stay with me forever...#Malti
Shoot begins today!#Chhapaak
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) March 25, 2019
The film also stars Vikrant Massey. Deepika's look has been lauded by film fraternity members. Actress Huma Qureshi reacted: "Wow! This is going to be epic", while Arjun Kapoor wrote: "Beautiful. Deepika Padukone, Meghna Gulzar and the entire team deserve to be given credit for this remarkably accurate visual portrayal." Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia wrote: "How inspiring, interesting - more power to you gutsy ladies Deepika and Meghna - love and wishes."