Deepika Padukone's next release Chhapaak is really close to her heart, as she's said time and again, so hearing baseless rumours is sure to rile her up.
As it so happened, at the title track launch of her first home production, the starlet was hit by a speculation that the money invested in the film is actually her husband, Ranveer Singh's - implying how it shouldn't be a big deal since the both are married now.
Deepika swiftly shut down the reports, instantly replying to the query with, "Excuse me, yeh mere khud ke paise hain. Kisne bola yeh? (Excuse me, It is my own money. Who said this?)"
Her response elicited a cacophony of laughter and claps from the audience, applauding her for the way she handled the incriminating question.
'Chhapaak' is the most precious film of my career: Deepika Padukone
Seems like Deepika is serious about her role as a producer apart from portraying the lead role in the film as well. The Padmaavat star has much reason to be proud of her involvement in the film, which is based on the story of an acid-attack survivor.
Deepika has opened up countless times to express just how close Chhapaak is to her heart. “Whenever I see the trailer, I get emotional. It is not usually in the first few minutes of meeting that you decide on committing to something, and Chhapaak was this for me. It has been an incredible journey," she shared at the movie's trailer launch earlier in December 2019.
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She went on to label it the 'most special film of my career.' “Irrespective of how it will be received, I feel it is the most special film of my career. The film is supposed to impact all of us, and that’s the reason why we did his movie. We made it with a lot of responsibility,” she said.
Judging from the trailers, Deepika delivers a performance that has the potential to be one of her strongest till date. She plays the role of Malti, a character that is based on Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor who went on to conquer her life despite her ordeal.
The Meghna Gulzar directorial is all set to hit theaters on 10 January, 2020.
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