The first look of Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak is out and netizens cannot hold their excitement. Deepika embraces the beauty and gives us the glimpses of the brave acid survivor Laxmi Aggarwal. In the film, she plays the role of an acid survivor named Malti. The shooting of the film begins today and we are sure we will be able to see much more pictures from the shooting.

The first look has created a buzz on the social media and it is also trending with the hashtag #Chhapaak on Twitter. Netizens are appreciating the courage that she has taken to do a film like this during the peak of her career. One user wrote, “#Chhapaak will take silver screen by storm. It will churn emotions. @deepikapadukone this will be your moment, portraying a character which suffers emotionally. #Meghnagulzar you will take cinema to another level, audiences will await this creative classic narrative. Creativity.” While the other wrote, “Can you imagine this is @deepikapadukone?! Unbelievable. Cannot wait to see this star bringing to us the story of another. Well done, @meghnagulzar and Deepika. #Chhapaak on January 10, 2020.”

Deepika took to Instagram to share the first look and wrote, “A character that will stay with me forever…#Malti”(sic)

Check out the poster here:

This is how Twitterati reacted:

Recently, Deepika opened about playing the role of an avid attack survivor to Mumbai Mirror and said, “Not every acid attack survivor is like Laxmi, who, despite physical pain, social shaming and ostracism, came out of the experience, stronger, even victorious. There are many who are yet to overcome the trauma. “I will be meeting some of these girls in the coming weeks and be working closely with them. I believe everyone needs to take mental health seriously and I’ll have a dialogue with them and their families on this.”

The film is bankrolled by her own production house, KA Entertainment. The other producers on board are Fox Star Studios and Mriga Films. It is directed by Meghna Gulzar and it is slated to hit theatres on January 10, 2020.