English activist and TV presenter Katie Piper praised Deepika Padukone's 'Chhapaak' for serving as a voice for acid attack survivors in India. Piper, who is a survivor herself, wrote that the film is about a character Malti (Deepika Padukone) who is permanently scarred physically but her spirit is unbreakable.
The film is directed by Meghna Gulzar and is also Deepika's first work as a producer. The film features her character being attacked who couldn't cope with the rejection of his advances.
The film is based on the real-life of activist Laxmi Agarwal who was attacked at the age of 16 by a man twice her age.
Deepika's film will be released on January was well received by many including actress Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli who is also a survivor of acid attack.
Meghna Gulzar’s previous release ‘Raazi’ was a blockbuster and received multiple awards and accolades. Deepika was last seen in ‘Padmaavat’ and will be seen alongside her husband Ranveer Singh in ‘83’.