Chhapaak: Meghna Gulzar to release the trailer on December 10
The makers of Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak have decided to drop the trailer on December 10, which is also marked as 'World Human Rights Day.'
Director Meghna Gulzar has disclosed the trailer date for her upcoming movie, Chhapaak. The movie stars Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey in the lead and is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The makers will be releasing the trailer on December 10, which is also commemorated as World Human Rights Day.
Talking about this co-incidence to a daily, Meghna Gulzar said, “It is a nice coincidence that the trailer of Chhapaak is releasing on World Human Rights Day. The story is about the act of acid violence which violates the life of victims both physically and mentally, thus, taking away their right to life. I couldn’t have asked for better synchronicity of the day for the release of the trailer. This actually was not on our mind, but now that this has happened it’s like a higher-order alignment working out and I am extremely grateful for that.”
Further, speaking about why she chose Deepika to portray this real-life character on screen. Meghna said, “For me, Deepika was the absolute right fit for this role. Firstly, for her physicality, as there is an uncanny resemblance between Laxmi and her. Also, I have seen Laxmi’s picture before she was attacked. Secondly, as an actor, the craft that Deepika brings to a film is very critical for me and the film. That was the kind of performance that was required. I don’t think I would have made the film without Deepika as I don’t see who else I could have cast for this film.”
Chhapaak is slated to hit the theatres on January 10, 2020.