Deepika Padukone's first look in Chhapaak, tweets Meghna Gulzar

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New Delhi : Deepika Padukone is busy shooting for her upcoming flick Chhapaak. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the movie narrates the story of an acid survivor and Deepika is playing the lead role. Her character is called Malti and the film is based on the inspiring, real-life story of Laxmi Agarwal.

As per the real story, Laxmi survived an acid attack at the age of 15. She was attacked by a man and his two friends because she refused to marry the former. Since the incident, she has been campaigning against acid violence and the sale of acid. She founded an organisation called Stop Sale Acid to achieve this goal.

Laxmi Agarwal was awarded with the 2014 International Women of Courage award by the then US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Meghna Gulzar in his tweet has revealed his first look and mentioned that she is courage, she is hope, shoot begins today, releasing on 10th January 2020.

To mention, Chhapaak is Deepika's first production under her banner.

Carrying a guest appearance, in Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero, Chhapaak will mark Deepika Padukone’s return to the big screen after early 2018’s Padmaavat.

For now, the shooting of Chhapaak begins today in Delhi. The film is jointly being produced by Fox Star Studios, Deepika Padukone’s own KA Entertainment and Meghna Gulzar’s Mriga Films.

Coming to director's portfolio, Megha Gulzar's last film was Raazi which was starred by Alia Bhatt. The film has gained critical and commercial success. His upcoming film Chhapaak will be released on January 10, 2020.