Deepika Padukone is all set to return to the big screen with Chhapaak two-year after Padmaavat. The trailer of the film has been launched.
Deepika is playing the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Chhapaak. The trailer shows the journey of Malti (Deepika Padukone) who first hated her face after the attack and learns to love it. She is also shown to lead a campaign to prevent acid attacks in the country by regulating the sale of acid.
The trailer of Chhapaak also shows how Amol (Vikrant Massey) helps her in this struggle to get the sale of acid banned. Glimpses of Amol and Malti’s brewing love can also be seen in the trailer.
Deepika shared the trailer saying, “Rarely do you come across a story where you do not need an entire narration to decide if you want to be a part of a film or not.What is even more rare is to not be able to articulate and put into words what you feel for the film and it’s journey… Chhapaak is all of that and more for me… Presenting the trailer of #Chhapaak.”
The trailer within 24 hours of its release received a thumping response from fans. Actors Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam have also praised the trailer.
Based On A True Story:
Laxmi who was born in a middle class family in Delhi received multiple advances from a stalker Naeem Khan. As she refused to marry him, Naeem attacked her with acid.
The incident dates back to 2005, when Laxmi was on her way to a bookshop, where she came across Naeem who attacked her with acid. She lay on the street in pain, until a taxi driver came forward to rush her to the nearby Safdarjung hospital.
She had to undergo multiple surgeries and was in the hospital for three months.
When she first saw her face after the incident she was “devastated”.
After the incident she filed a PIL in 2006 with the Supreme court of India and sought a complete ban on sale of acid. In 2013, the court ruled in favour of her plea, and imposed restrictions on the sale of acid. She vigorously campaigned for a foundation called Stop Acid Attacks.
She became the voice of millions of survivors, and was honoured by former First Lady Michelle Obama with the International Women of Courage Award.