Deepika Padukone in tears at Chhapaak trailer launch
Mumbai: Actor Deepika Padukone broke down at the trailer launch of her upcoming film Chhapaak on Tuesday, saying she was at a loss for words about the movie where she plays an acid attack survivor.
The actor called the film, directed by Meghna Gulzar, her career's most special project. It is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
After the trailer launch, Deepika was called on stage but could not hold back her tears.
"I had only thought that the trailer would be shown and we will come on the stage but I didn't think I would have to speak about it too once on the stage. Whenever I watch the trailer, I... Can we talk about this later? I am really sorry," Deepika said.
Meghna, who was standing next to Deepika, said the actor had not seen the complete trailer earlier, which is why she felt overwhelmed. The director also requested the photographers to not click Deepika's pictures as she tried to compose herself.
The 33-year-old actor later said she instantly had an emotional connection with the story, which is rare to come across in an artiste's career.
"Usually, you have to sit through the entire process and have to decide whether you want to do a film or not, and it's not often where you know instantly in first minutes of meeting a director that this is what you want to commit your life to and Chhapaak is that for me."
She thanked Meghna for trusting her with the role and hoped the film will have an impact on the audience.
Written by Atika Chohan, Chhapaak is scheduled to be released on January 10.