Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, is all set to grace the silver screen with Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak in January 2020. The movie is based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and Deepika will be playing the lead role in the movie. Recently, during the 21st Mumbai Film Festival 2019 aka MAMI, the 33-year-old actor got candid about the movie and revealed that Chhapaak has been the toughest movie of the career so far.
The actress stated that until now she felt that working in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie was emotionally exhausting for her. It was not just because of the character she played but because of everything that went into its making. However, her perception changed after she worked on Chhapaak. To note, Deepika took help of prosthetics to get the perfect look for the movie. And while it wasn’t a cake walk for the actress, Deepika revealed that the entire process was quite exhausting as it took nearly three hours to complete the look.
“With Chhapaak, the process was exhausting, of having to get the prosthetics done for like three hours and another hour to take it off. Emotionally I have never been as burnt out as I felt after that,” Deepika was quoted saying.
In fact, it wasn’t easy for the Bajirao Mastani actress to get over the character. While the actress was emotionally drained after completing Chhapaak, she had burnt her prosthetic make up on the last day of the shoot.
“I watched it burn and I stood there as I needed to see it burn completely to a point where I didn’t even want to see the shape of the eyes, nose. I wanted everything to become ash. I stood there till that entire process was over and only then I felt a part of it had left my system, my body. But it’s not entirely possible as none of these characters leave your system. As of now, this has been the toughest film I’ve done,” Deepika added.
Meanwhile, the diva has recently wrapped the shooting of Kabir Khan’s ’83 opposite hubby Ranveer Singh. The movie will chronicle the Indian cricket team’s historic triumph at the 1983 World Cup.