South Indian actor Parvathy took to Twitter to congratulate Deepika Padukone and the team behind Chhapaak after the trailer was released on 10 December. “Team #Chhapaak @deepikapadukone Bravo!” she tweeted.
Paravathy’s recent Malayalam film Uyare explores a similar theme as Chhapaak. She plays a pilot who fights back after surviving an acid attack by a former boyfriend which threatens her career. The film also stars Asif Ali and Tovino Thomas and released on 19 April.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Chhapaak is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Part of the film will reportedly explore the PIL that was subsequently filed in the Supreme Court in 2006 and which lead to the amendment of laws regarding acid attacks in 2013. Deepika plays a character named Malti and her co-star Vikrant Massey’s role is modelled on that of Laxmi’s partner, social activist Alok Dixit. The film releases on 10 January.
Deepika teared up at the trailer launch and said that it was the “most special” film of her career. “It’s been an incredible journey emotionally, putting it together; and I feel irrespective of how it’s received and how it does, it will be my most special film of my career and I truly hope that all of you see what we saw in it.”
‘Uyare’ Vs ‘Chhapaak: Fans Laud Parvathy and Deepika
After the trailer for Chhapaak was released, fans began to draw comparisons between the Meghna Gulzar film and Uyare. Some cautioned fans to view each film independently, and others praised Parvathy and Deepika for shedding light on an important cause.
Parvathy ??❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. Thank you and Deepika for playing challenging roles and important roles that needs more discussion ??❤️.— I ONLY KNOW CHHAPAAK!!!! (@lilirainheart) December 11, 2019
Uyare is still so fresh in my mind, such a powerful film. I'm hoping Chhapaak will have the same impact on me.— ? (@JustAnnaaaa) December 10, 2019
Achcha laga jitna dekha, but I have seen #Uyare before 2 months on the same subject, and that was Brilliant acc. to me! Only after watching #Chhapaak we can say if DP matches that intensity & performance, which is very hard to beat tbh. https://t.co/3rR0RPHpUP— N J (@Nilzrav) December 10, 2019
Arguably two of the best female artists in the history of Indian Cinema.— Jibin Jose Mathew (@im_jibinjose) December 10, 2019
2019: @parvatweets (#Uyare)
2020: @deepikapadukone (#Chhapaak #ChappakTrailer )
Two different stories...but admiration for these ladies.
Both these ladies deserve the National Film Award for Best Actress pic.twitter.com/UR2vQz7KCa
After @parvatweets 's breathtaking portrayal of an acid attack survivor in #Uyare , I am impressed with #DeepikaPadukone 's #ChhapaakTrailer ?! Looking forward to watch #Chhapaak on Jan 10th?! #AnushkaShetty #KeerthySuresh #Nayanthara #KanganaRanaut #PriyankaChopra #AliaBhatt pic.twitter.com/m6buYsZHtu— Sweety? (@JaanSweety_) December 10, 2019
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