The trailer of Deepika Padukone’s upcoming movie ‘Chhapaak’ released a couple of weeks ago to rave reviews. Both critics and audience have been singing praises of the film.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the movie is loosely based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor, who went on to speak for the rights of acid attack survivors in the country. The movie stars Deepika Padukone as Malti, an acid attack survivor.
However, some watched the trailer and started drawing comparisons with Parvathy starrer ‘Uyare’. ‘Uyare’ that released this year to 2019, is also a story of acid attack survivor. The movie is based on the life of an aviation student who survived an acid attack and how her life changed after the incident.
In a recent interview Deepika Padukone spoke about the constant comparisons between both the movies.
"Everyone has a different way of telling it. Today, someone else can get up and decide to make a film on Laxmi or on acid violence. I think every film will have a different texture. I actually feel like it's a good thing. Cinema is such a powerful medium and that's why we chose to tell these stories. It's not like acid violence has not existed in the country, it has. It's just spoken about as much as other issues like rape or other issues. It's nice that even Shabana ji had done a movie last year. There have been a couple of them that have been. So, there's no concern," said Deepika Padukone.
‘Chhapaak’ also stars Vikrant Massey as a social right activist and Deepika’s love interest in the movie.
The movie will release on January 10th, clashing with Ajay Devgn’s period epic ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’, and Rajinikanth’s cop thriller ‘Darbar’.