Posted on June 7, 2019 at 9:02 am

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Meghna Gulzar: For me, Malti is Deepika and Deepika is Malti

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Meghna Gulzar, who recently finished the shoot of Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak got emotional on the set on the last day of the shoot.

Meghna Gulzar
Meghna Gulzar

Meghna Gulzar took to Instagram today to share teary-eyed pictures of herself with the team of Chhapaak.





Portraying acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Chhapaak has been challenging for Deepika Padukone. Apart from sitting for two-and-a-half hours for prosthetics every day, Deepika had prepared herself emotionally for the film.


In an interview with a leading daily, Chhapaak’s director revealed all that went for Deepika to prepare for the role of Malti in the film. She said:

“There is Malti, and then there is Deepika who became Malti. Malti’s presence on screen reflects the expression in Deepika’s eyes and on her face which comes through the prosthetics. For me, Malti is Deepika and Deepika is Malti.”


Meghna added:

“I didn’t want people to watch this film with their eyes shut, the idea was not to create Laxmi’s face on Deepika but something that would be Deepika’s face had it been scarred the way Laxmi’s was.”


Meghna also revealed that the film is not entirely just based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal’s life but is the story that covers a larger perspective. She also mentions that change in society comes only after acceptance and awareness.


Chhapaak is slated to release on January 10, 2020.

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