‘Took my breath away:’ Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak gets a shout out from acid attack survivor Katie Piper
Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar have been on the receiving end of much praise and adulation following the release of the gut-wrenching yet hopeful trailer of their upcoming movie, Chhapaak. Based on a true story, the movie is set to follow the life of Malti, who is attacked with acid by a spurned lover and how she faced and overcomes odds to fight for her justice.
While a host of Indian celebrities have shared their thoughts on the trailer, a compliment from across the seas seems to have made Deepika's day. Katie Piper, an English writer, activist, television presenter and model, who is also an acid actor survivor took to Twitter to share her thoughts.
Her post read: "Chhapaak @deepikapadukone new movie. 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 India. Based on true events the film follows 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."
Deepika replied to Katie by tweeting, "Thank You so much for your shout out Katie and I look forward to meeting you sometime soon...! @KatiePiper_"
To which Katie wrote, "I feel so hopeful for change your movie will make in society. Thank you. I’m looking forward to meeting you"
I feel so hopeful for change your movie will make in society. Thank you. I’m looking forward to meeting you— Katie Piper (@KatiePiper_) December 12, 2019