After stunning the audience with her spectacular performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmaavat,
Deepika Padukone is all set to be back on screen with another project Chhapaak, a film based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
Today, the actress took to social media to share the first look of her character named Malti.
“A character that will stay with me forever…#Malti,” Deepika captioned the picture.
Deepika also added that the film will release on January 10, 2020.
Likewise, Meghna Gulzar, who will direct the film, called Malti ‘courage’ and ‘hope’.
Chhapaak is based on the life and struggles of Laxmi Agarwal, the poster girl of acid attack survivors in India.
Laxmi was thrown acid when she was still in school!
Also starring Vikrant Massey as Padukone’s partner, the film is jointly produced by Gulzar and Padukone.
Chhapaak will begin filming from today (March 25).