A still from Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey's Chhapaak. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
The first song from Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey’s much-awaited film, Chhapaak is out. Titled Nok Jhok, the song shows budding romance between Malti (Deepika) and Anmol Dixit (Vikrant). In the film directed by Meghna Gulzar, Deepika plays acid attack survivor Malti, while Vikrant plays the role of a journalist named Amol.
The track shows Malti and Anmol's adorable journey as they gradually grow fond of each other. Siddharth Mahadevan has lent his voice for the beautiful song. The lyrics of the film are penned by Gulzar, while the music of the song has been composed by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.
"Bigdi hui baat ko banata hai, aur ruthe hue ko manata hai pyaar... Here's Malti and Amol's Nok Jhok," Deepika tweeted while sharing the song.
The trailer of Chhapaak was recently released at an event in Mumbai and recieved rave reviews from the audience. At a recent event, Deepika said until Chhapaak she thought doing a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film was emotionally difficult. "With him it's not just about the character or the film but everything that goes in making it, all the hurdles. So by the end of it you're exhausted for various reasons. "With 'Chhapaak', the process was exhausting. We had to get the prosthetics done for like three hours and another hour to take it off. Emotionally I have never been as burnt out as I felt after that," she said.
She also shared how she got the character out of her system. "On the last day I asked Meghna to get made an extra piece. We got that, only for me to burn it at pack up. It was a hospital scene, we finished that and I took off my face (prosthetic), had a shower, took this extra piece, went to a corner, threw alcohol on it and burnt it. "I watched it burn and stood there as I needed to see it burn completely. I wanted everything to become ash. I stood there till that entire process was over and only then felt a part of it had left my system, my body. But it's not entirely possible as none of these characters leave your system. As of now, this has been the toughest film I've done," she added.
Chhapaak, backed by Fox Star Studios, is scheduled to release on January 10, 2020.