Deepika’s ‘Chhapaak’ trailer gained praise for her efforts from an unexpected corner when UK activist and acid attack survivor Katie Piper wrote a long note of appreciation for Indian actress’ recent movie trailer. In katie’s words, the trailer took her breath away.
Katie added that she watched the trailer 3-4 times to let it all sink in. “Chhapaak @deepikapadukone, watching this trailer took my breath away. I had to watch 3/4 times for it all to sink in. This film explores what it really means to survive an acid attack in Indian. Based on true events the film follow Malti’s traumatic medical journey and her fight for justice in a legal battle against her attacker a man who couldn’t cope with her rejecting his advances. Malti’s face is permanently scarred but not her spirit, that is unbreakable. An untold story of trauma and triumph,” she wrote in her note.
Deepika retweeted her post and said she hopes to meet her soon. “Thank You so much for your shout out Katie and I look forward to meeting you sometime soon,” she wrote.
In 2008, Katie was attacked with acid by her ex-boyfriend. The attack caused major damage to her face and even partial blindness in one of her eye. The attackers involved in the crime are currently serving life sentences.
This movie trailer also earned praise from Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel. Rangoli is also an acid attack survivor.
Chhapaak is based on the real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, who was attacked in 2005 at the age of 15. Deepika called the film the most special in her career. “Usually, we need to sit through the narration process and decide whether you want to do a film or not, it’s not often when you come across a story where instantly within the first few minutes of meeting a director that this is what you want to commit your life to… and Chhapaak has been such a film,” she said at the trailer launch.
“It’s been an incredible journey emotionally. Irrespective of how it’s received and how it does, it will be the most special film of my career. We have made it with a lot of love passion enthusiasm and responsibility,” she added.