Chhapaak trailer, Deepika Padukone’s performance earn praise, spark debates on social media

MUMBAI: The trailer for Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar, was released Tuesday and it has already sparked a debate on acid attacks on social media.

The film is inspired by the story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, and talks about her painful journey. The hard-hitting trailer, that released on Human Rights Day, sparked conversations about acid attacks and the stigma survivors face.

The film deals with the life of a woman named Malti, who is attacked with acid on the streets of New Delhi. Starring Vikrant Massey in a pivotal role, the trailer gives the audience a glimpse of the attack and its impact.

People praised the trailer and the makers of the film for taking up the important issue, and handling it with sensitivity. Many also praised Padukone, who is also producing the film, for her performance.  Among those who reacted was Rangoli Chandel, the sister of actor Kangana Ranaut, who is also an acid attack survivor.

Here are the reactions to the trailer:

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