Actress Deepika Padukone bags award for mental health awareness

Brenda Watkins
December 14, 2019

The film highlights the life of an acid attack survivor, stars Deepika Padukone as the lead face. The film is co-produced by Deepika and Meghna and is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. "An untold story of trauma and triumph", she posted on Twitter.

"I had only thought that the trailer would be shown and we will come on the stage but I didn't think I would have to speak about it too once on the stage".

Meanwhile, at the emotion-packed trailer launch event, Deepika revealed how she was taken aback by Laxmi's spirit, attitude, uniqueness. "Thank You so much for your shout out Katie and I look forward to meeting you sometime soon", she wrote. Katie Piper is also an acid attack survivor herself.

The director of the film is Meghna Gulzar, who had last helmed Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal's Razzi, the trailer for Chhapaak is very promising and inspirational.

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According to reports, Katie had acid thrown on her by her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice, causing major damage to her face and blindness in one eye in 2008.

Before Katie, Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel had also praised the film's trailer. She has been walking the red carpet at the Annual Met Gala and also Cannes Film Festival which is held every year. The 33-year-old, who recently became emotional while speaking on her new film "Chhapaak" named her all-time favourite cricketer as well.

We do hope the producers of Chhapaak would make a note of how sorely Ms Laxmi Aggarwal was missed at the launch function and ensure that she is asked to participate in future promotional activities for Chhapaak. Irrespective of how it's received and how it does, it will be the most special film of my career. The movie is set to hit theatres on January 10, 2020. It also features Vikrant Massey in a prominent role.

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