Chhapaak: Meghna Gulzar praises Deepika Padukone for her transformation as Malti
Deepika Padukone is portraying the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal
Director Meghna Gulzar recently wrapped up the shooting of Chhapaak and while announcing the news of the wrap she posted an adorable picture with Deepika Padukone on her social media and wrote a heartfelt message. Both are seen hugging each other. We can’t see Deepika’s face but the picture was taken in the get up of Malti, the character she is playing in the movie.
Deepika Padukone’s first look had broken the internet as the audience couldn’t recognise the difference between Deepika and Laxmi. Talking about the look and the whole process of makeup director Meghna Gulzar shares, “A wrap is an emotional experience, more so for Chhapaak, because everyone working on it made it their own. Deepika’s character will stay with her for life. 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. It was not easy for the leading lady to transform into an acid attack survivor. Deepika had to sit through two-and-a-half hours of prosthetics every day.
She further adds, “But you won’t see all that she went through behind the scenes on screen. And that’s the most beautiful part.”
Deepika is portraying the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. It is all set to release on January 10, 2020.