01 March, 2021

Chhapaak Is My Most Difficult Film Till Date: Deepika Padukone

In an interview with Outlook's Giridhar Jha, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone talks about her movie Chhapaak, her career, and reveals what prompted her to turn producer and how she fought off depression.

Chhapaak Is My Most Difficult Film Till Date: Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone, 34, is portraying acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in her latest movie, Chhapaak. In a conversation with Giridhar Jha in Mumbai, India’s highest-earning actress talks at length about her career and life, revealing among other things as to what prompted her to turn producer, why she has no qualms about working with newcomers and what motivated her to fight depression in her personal life. Edited excerpts:

Director Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming Chhapaak must be an important film in your repertoire. Tell us how important it is for you as an actress, as a producer and as a woman? Also, how important do you think a biopic on the life of an acid attack survivor is for society at large?

It is an extremely important film in all of these aspects. Most importantly, as an actor because I think that is where I am able to have maximum influence and impact. It is important because while we are aware of acid violence in the country, I don’t think we are aware of its...

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