Chhapaak: Director Meghna Gulzar Shares the Story behind Title of Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey’s film


Deepika Padukone’s fans have been going crazy ever since the celebrity got married to her long-time love Ranveer Singh. Since the past few weeks, she has been sharing adorable pictures with her hubby, which is being appreciated by all her friends and fans alike.

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Recently, Deepika confirmed that she will be a part of an upcoming film Chhapaak, which is being directed by Meghna Gulzar. The movie is based on the story of an acid attack survivor named Laxmi Agarwal and her quest against the society. Vikrant Massey has been roped in to pair opposite Deepika in the film.

As reported by media, Meghna Gulzar said that the makers of the film were first confused about naming the movie as Gandhak, which means Sulphuric Acid in Hindi. Later, they went ahead with Chhapaak as the movie title gelled well with the storyline.

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She also quoted – “I bounced it off as it conveys that the film is about acid violence almost immediately and quite effortlessly.”

Further, she revealed that since months they have been trying to rope in actors who can do justice to the characters in the film. About actor Vikrant Massey, she said that she has wanted to work with the talented actor after she witnessed his acting in an Indian drama named “A Death in the Gunj”.

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In the film, Vikrant is supposed to portray the role of a boy from North India who decides to become an actor and launch a campaign against acid attacks, which destroys the lives of innocent people.

After Vikrant agreed to be a part of this film, both the director and the lead actress Deepika are excited to have him on board. The shooting of the movie Chhapaak is expected to start from the third week of March and the release date will be decided and publicly announced later.