- Title: India's Deepika Padukone promotes biopic with acid attack survivor
- Date: 3rd January 2020
- Summary: ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (SOUNDBITE) (English and Hindi) INDIAN ACTRESS, DEEPIKA PADUKONE, SAYING: "The song that we are launching is the thread of the film. It's the soul of the film and it really binds the entire narrative. Apart from that, whenever I listen to the song, it gives me goosebumps." REPORTERS PADUKONE SPEAKING AS AGARWAL AND DIRECTOR OF THE FILM, MEGHNA GULZAR (GULZAR'S DAUGHTER) LOOK ON REPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) ACID ATTACK SURVIVOR AND ACTIVIST, LAXMI AGARWAL, SAYING: "When some acid-attack survivors came out and began putting out their stories, this united voice reached many ears. It resulted in a film. Secondly, this film will leave a huge impact the on the society. Thank you Deepika for essaying the role of Laxmi." REPORTERS AGARWAL, GULZAR, PADUKONE, AND MEGHNA POSING FOR PHOTOS
- Embargoed: 17th January 2020 11:57
- Keywords: Bollywood Chhapaak Deepika Padukone India Laxmi Agarwal Mumbai acid attack music launch
- Location: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- City: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA002BUMBTJJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Indian actress Deepika Padukone launched the title track of an upcoming Bollywood biopic, 'Chhapaak' (splash) based on the life of an acid attack survivor and activist, Laxmi Agarwal, in the country's entertainment capital Mumbai on Friday (January 03).
The song 'Chhapaak' tells the ordeal of change of life and a loss of identity, after an acid attack in just a 'splash'.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is based on the life of Agarwal, an Indian acid-attack survivor and activist. She was attacked by a 32-year-old man at the age of 15 in 2005 after she refused his marriage proposal.
Written by veteran Bollywood lyricist Gulzar (Meghna's father), the song is sung by singer Arijit Singh and music is given by popular Bollywood musician trio, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy. The film is expected to hit the theatres on January 10.
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