As Shantipriya in her debut film Om Shanti Om, then as Veronica in Cocktail and Rani Padmavati in Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone has given many spectacular performances over the years. The actress will be next seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak, which is based on the life of acid attack survivor, Laxmi Aggarwal. A few months ago, the first poster of the film was released and netizens were all praise for Deepika’s look as an acid attack survivor named Malti. Recently, the actress opened up about her upcoming film and revealed that she burnt a piece of prosthetics on the last day of the shoot.
During Off The Cuff, Deepika was asked about the role which impacted her the most. Naming Chhapaak, the actress said, “I literally had to burn the piece of prosthetics that I was wearing on the last day of the shoot. Because it impacted me in a way that I never experienced before. That was my way of trying at least to let go everything that I experienced.”
She added, “I literally burnt it. Prosthetics are expensive, we get charged per piece of prosthetics that the artist makes. But I took a call as a producer, I said I don’t care, I need to heal emotionally.”
Deepika further said that it takes 2-3 days to prepare one piece of prosthetics. On the last day of the shoot, she gave her makeup artist a heads up that she needs an extra piece. “She made one and the day we finished, I remember taking the piece, taking some alcohol, went into a corner, poured the alcohol on it and set it on fire. I stood there watching it burn until it had disappeared completely in front of me,” she said.
The actress concluded by saying that she doesn’t think it left her system entirely but that vision of the piece burning is stuck in her head.
Chhapaak will not only mark Deepika’s first collaboration with Meghna Gulzar, but it also her first venture as a producer. The biographical drama also stars Vikrant Massey in a vital role and will hit the screens in January next year.
Apart from this, Deepika will also be starring in Kabir Khan’s ’83 alongside her husband and actor Ranveer Singh. The sports drama is based on India’s historic win at the 1983 world cup.