Deepika Padukone Believes Chhapaak is Not Just a Film But a Movement
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Deepika Padukone Believes Chhapaak is Not Just a Film But a Movement

Deepika Padukone essayed the role of an acid attack survivor in her recent film Chhapaak.

Deepika Padukone was last seen in the film Chhapaak on the silver screen. Although Chhapaak did not do exceptionally well at the box office, Deepika Padukone’s performance was greatly lauded. The story of Chhapaak was based on Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor and activist. According to Deepika Padukone, Chhapaak has truly been the most difficult film of her career. In her recent Instagram post, Deepika Padukone said that Chhapaak was not just a film but a movement that challenged the definition and understanding of ‘beauty’.

Deepika Padukone quoted the American Swiss Psychiatrist Elisabeth Ross who said,

‘The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known suffering, known struggle ,known loss, known defeat and have found their way out of the depths .These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.’

Deepika Padukone not only acted in Chhapaak but it was also her first film as a producer. Like most of Deepika Padukone’s films, Chhapaak also met controversy as people boycotted Deepika Padukone for being present at the JNU protests. This certainly affected the Box Office collections for Chhapaak.

Deepika Padukone started her career as a model when she was only sixteen. Trained as a badminton player by her father Prakash Padukone was a champion himself, Deepika Padukone realized her passion for modelling when she grew up. The Bangalore girl moved to Mumbai when she was only sixteen. Om Shanti Om was her debut film where she was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan under the direction of Farah Khan. Om Shanti Om was a major hit and the dimpled beauty Deepika Padukone was instantly noticed. Since then, there has been no looking back for her. Currently, Deepika Padukone is working on her film Mahabharat where she would be playing the role of Draupadi.

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By Saadia Ahmed
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