The much-awaited trailer of Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak released on Tuesday. At the trailer launch event, Deepika Padukone broke down as the audience watched her character Malti, based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, come alive on the screen for the first time.
The 33-year-old actor thanked Meghna Gulzar for giving her the opportunity to be a part of a film like Chhapaak and shared how the film is not only about an incident but also “about the triumph over it.”
She said, “You don’t come across a story too often that affects you so much. This is not about an incident. It is about the triumph over it. I have had the fortune of meeting Laxmi. We have been sincere and responsible while telling this story. We wanted to be honest and tell this story with full authenticity. I remember Meghna reading the script. I said yes only in the first two pages. We had full narration much later, but I was sure about doing it, even more because Meghna was telling the story. I hope all of you see what we have seen in it. The film will have an impact on all of us.”