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Deepika to play acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, revealed her first look on the first day of shoot for the film

The “Padmaavat Heroine and the heartthrob of millions around the world have again set a mark for herself in Indian cinema. Her first look for the film Chhapaak has been released. The film is directed by Meghna Gulzar and is based on the acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. On screen, the character of Deepika has been named as Malti.

Deepika said on the release of the first look of the film, “A character that will stay with me forever… Malti. Shoot begins today! Chhapaak!”

The film is the story of Laxmi Agarwal who survived fatal acid attack and has set a mark by becoming a TV show host and a campaigner with Stop Acid Attacks. The story will definitely narrate the hardship in life that Laxmi had to go through post the attack and how she was treated in the society. You will find a resemblance between Malti on screen and Laxmi due to the unmatched work of the makeup artists.

With the inception of the shooting work today, Meghna Gulzal also said some words regarding the character of Malti, “She is courage. She is hope. She is Deepika Padukone as Malti in Chhapaak. Shoot begins today,” Meghna said.

Deepika made it to the National to mark her presence on the first day of shoot for the film. A picture of their script reading session has been surfaced by Meghna Gulzar where Deepika and her partner in the film Vikrant Massey could be seen.

Deepika, earlier this year spoke about the film Chhapaak in a post on twitter which said, “A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit.”

Deepika has been till date seen as the most beautiful lady on screen as she acted in films like “Om Shanti Om”, “Ram Leela”, “Padmaavat, and many more but this is the first time she will be portrayed in a role where she will not be known for her outer beauty. The audiences were eager to see her look for the film which has finally being surfaced.

Along with playing the lead role in the film, Deepika will also be co-producing the fil with Fox Star Studios and the film will be hitting the theaters January 10, 2020.