Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey (Photo Credit: Instagram)
The title song from Deepika Padukone's upcoming film, Chhapaak hit the internet today. The songs shows Malti's journey and the hardships she suffered post the acid attack. The song also focuses on her fight against injustice. The song has been sung by Arijit Singh, composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and the lyrics are penned by Gulzar.
Talking about the song at the launch event, Deepika called it the soul and thread of the film that binds it together. “Whenever I listen to this song, I get goosebumps,” Deepika said. Deepika was also joined by Laxmi Agarwal. The two got quite emotional at the launch event.
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.
Laxmi was attacked in 2005 at the age of 15. Laxmi had to undergo several surgeries and later, she took up the job of helping acid attack survivors and promoted campaigns to stop such attacks.
Apart from Deepika Padukone, the film also stars Vikrant Massey and is slated to hit the screens on 10 January 2020.