Deepika Padukone has taken a huge risk by coming out in support of JNU protestors, which has also, unfortunately, reflected in the box office numbers of Chhapaak. However, the Meghna Gulzar directorial, which has Padukone playing Malti, an acid attack survivor, has been lauded for its bold and compelling storytelling. With this film, Padukone has also moved a step ahead by taking on a role which is challenging and at odds with the characters she has been taking up lately.
Chhapaak is also the first among many films lined up this year which will be headlined by women. Let us take a look at the women-centric films to watch out for in 2020, some of which are fictional while others are based on the lives of real women: