Deepika Padukone celebrates birthday with Chhapaak team. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ Varinder Chawla)
Deepika Padukone, who is currently busy promoting her next film, Chhapaak, has kicked off her birthday celebrations a day early. On Saturday, she cut two birthday cakes with director Meghna Gulzar and Vikrant Massey. In the pictures, the actress is all smiles as she cuts her birthday cake along with Chhapaak's team.
According to a report in Mid-Day, Deepika will fly to Lucknow to celebrate her birthday with acid attack survivors at the Sheroes Hangout cafe run by them. Laxmi Agarwal, whose journey has inspired the story of Chhapaak, will also join the actor.
Talking about the film, Deepika said at an event ''The entire journey was special. I don’t think I can speak of a particular moment or scene as the closest to my heart. I think the entire journey and process has been extremely rewarding. It’s the film I am most proud of, among all that I have done in my career. I am not thinking much about people’s reactions after its release because that is a different aspect, but this film is something I am proud of, and I am proud that the entire team had faith in Meghna’s (Gulzar) vision.''
Apart from acting in the film, Deepika is also donning the producer's hat for the first time. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar India, Deepika revealed the reason for producing Chhapaak. "I became a producer because I want to reach more people and create an impact through my films. Cinema is such a powerful tool. You want to use that sensibly. You want to use that wisely. I may not be able to do that every single time, but at least that is the intention," she had said last year.
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. The film hit the screens on 10 January, 2020.