Chhapaak trailer: Deepika Padukone offers a powerful retelling of an acid attack survivor’s tale
A biopic based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, the story runs you through the journey and struggle of Malti, played by Deepika Padukone’s character. The two minute, 19-second trailer offers quick glimpses into the attack, Malti’s struggle for her life and justice and the launch of her campaign to prevent the prevent acid attacks in the country by regulating the sale of acid.
Vikrant Massey essays the role of social activist Anmol, who helps Malti in her fight to get the sale of acid banned and a potential love interest.
Deepika shared the trailer saying, "Rarely do you come across a story where you do not need an entire narration to decide if you want to be a part of a film or not.What is even more rare is to not be able to articulate and put into words what you feel for the film and it’s journey... Chhapaak is all of that and more for me... Presenting the trailer of #Chhapaak."
Laxmi Agarwal was attacked in 2005, when she was just 15 years old. The attacker was a 32-year-old man who was trying to make advances towards her. Laxmi battled for life after the attack. After surviving the attack, she started a campaign called Stop Sale Acid to regulate the sale of acid in the country. Deepika, who also turned producer with Chhapaak, earlier took to Instagram to share her first look in the film.