Deepika Padukone (Photo Credit: News Nation)
Deepika Padukone is currently busy promoting her upcoming film, Chhapaak which is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The film also features Vikrant Massey in a lead role and is slated to hit the screens this Friday. Apart from her much-awaited film, the actress is also in the limelight for her recent visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to support the students and teachers after they were attacked by a masked mob.
Though several people in Bollywood have voiced their protest against the attack, the 34-year-old is the rare Bollywood A-lister to do so. While some praised her brave feat, some found it as a mere publicity stunt for her upcoming film Chhapaak that turned her to a producer. In an exclusive interview with News Nation, Deepika and director Meghna Gulzar spoke about Chhapaak and her experience with acid attack survivors.
# The film also has a love story which is an integral part, says Deepika
# Chhapaak team urges people to watch this inspiring movie.
# We didn't change the title, we just modified it, says Deepika
# Talking about the social experiment which Chhapaak team conducted, Deepika said that we wanted to know people's reactions.
# It's important to work on equality: Laxmi Agarwal
# We are not born as criminals, it's the direction we choose, says Laxmi Agarwal
# People used to give sympathy and treat you as a criminal, says Laxmi Agarwal.
# When I started working in TV in 2004, people had a notion that TV actors don't work in films, says Vikrant.
# Vikrant revealed that when he saw Deepika in Om Shanti Om, he had made up his mind that one day he will work with her.
# Vikrant Massey shares his exprience of working with Deepika Padukone.
# I knew Deepika was the one who resembled Laxmi completely, says Meghna Gulzar
# Director Meghna Gulzar shares why she chose Deepika Padukone for this role.
# Deepika says it was a challenging role and it was tough to play this role.
# Deepika Padukone says that with this film we tried to bring a change in this society.
# Laxmi Agarwal's journey is inspiring, says Deepika Padukone
# Deepika Padukone shares what attracted her the most about this film.