Released a few hours back, the trailer of Chhapaak is a reminder for all those struggling with life. Inspired by the real story of Laxmi Aggarwal, Chhapaak is the movie that we are eagerly waiting for.
Starring Deepika Padukone in the lead alongside Vikrant Massey, the Meghna Gulzar film is expected to bring a sense of courage and pride among women. A country that is angered and scared by the increasing rape & murder cases, we hope this real-life story can serve as an inspiration.
For her character Malti, Padukone underwent a dramatic physical transformation that reminds you of Laxmi Agarwal.
Laxmi Agarwal is a brave soul who faced the most gruesome attacks on can imagine. When Laxmi refused the marriage proposal of the accused, he along with his friends, threw acid at 15-year-old and changed her life forever. But, rather than being broken she found courage in her struggle and helped many more acid attack survivors in rebuilding their lives.
Here is the heart-touching and inspiring trailer.
‘He threw acid on my face, not on my dreams’, said acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal.
Deepika herself was so touched and moved by Laxmi’s story. While speaking about the courageous story, she mentioned:
“When I heard this story, I was deeply moved as it’s not just one of violence but of strength and courage, hope and victory. It made such an impact on me, personally and creatively, I needed to go beyond and so the decision to turn producer.”
At IFORHER, we applaud Laxmi’s courage to fight not only for herself but for every woman in this country to walk free. And thank Meghna Gulzar & Deepika Padukone to bring this story of true courage and persistence to the silver screen.
Chhapaak is set to be released on January 10, 2020.