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EXCLUSIVE: Meghna on Deepika Padukone: She's a trouper, patiently sat during prosthetic makeup for Chhapaak

Meghna Gulzar opens up on Deepika Padukone, the prosthetics makeup used on her and the research which went behind getting the look right. Read EXCLUSIVE details.
EXCLUSIVE: Meghna on Deepika Padukone: She's a trouper, patiently sat during prosthetic makeup for ChhapaakEXCLUSIVE: Meghna on Deepika Padukone: She's a trouper, patiently sat during prosthetic makeup for Chhapaak
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Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey wrapped shooting for their upcoming movie Chhapaak on June 4. The movie which is helmed by Meghna Gulzar is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Deepika, who also turns first time producer with Chhapaak, will be seen playing the role of Malti in the movie and has gone out of her way to get into the skin of the character. Laxmi herself has been all praises for Deepika for having immersed herself completely in the role. Not just Laxmi, director Gulzar too couldn't stop praising Deepika for her patience and seamlessness when it comes to embodying a character, not just physically but also emotionally. 

"Deepika having an uncanny resemblance to Laxmi is the wizardry of the prosthetics expert, Clover Wootton, who is working with us on the film. We had been doing trials for the look since October and we went on floors in March, so had several rounds in between that. Deepika as Malti goes through stages in the film. We had to research and meet Laxmi's plastic surgeon. Clover tried to understand the process of how the skin behaves when burnt or when it is healing. A lot of research went behind it," Meghna revealed and added, "Deepika has been fabulous and patient. She completely submitted herself to us. Even with the prosthetics on, Clover used to pull her nose, she's been completely patient. On any given day, it takes almost two and a half to three hours to get into the look before shooting. It involved long hours for her and the team."

Not just that, Meghna also shared the psychological impact of such roles. She said, "It is not just about long hours. There is also a psychological impact of it (the look) because when you open your eyes, you see a different person in the mirror. The psychological impact, I am sure Deepika carried with herself every day when she was on sets. But Deepika is such a real trouper, she has done it with such grace that fingers crossed, we hope it is all worth it when the audience watch it."
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Chhapaak releases on January 10, 2020. 

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You guys don’t know anything about all this. She is the best actress by both personality and acting wise. All of us need to inspire from her work and not criticise it if you aren’t aware of what it takes to be there and sit patiently and then act with all that heavy thing on the face. Spread positivity not criticism!

Jealous Katrina fans trolling DP just because the director talked about her handwork and dedication

Deepika

Is she doing the movie for free? Is she walking barefeet in a war torn country rescuing kids?
I dont get it..

Nothing about her acting ?? Coz director knows she can't act.

DP is one of the best stress today. We all know Katrina cant act. That's why Ali and Salman only said she work hard not a thing about her acting.

This sounds very insensitive, Meghna. The motive of the movie is to show the consequences of such heinous crimes and to say Deepika did great just because she sat for makeup is insulting to the acid attack victims who have to suffer for life.

If that’s a job title to sit in chair getting makeup done I think we all would master that art... now how is the actual acting coming along, asking for a friend

Sitting in an AC room and getting makeup done by professional makeup artists is a big feat now.Deepika pr anything to keep her in news.

Meghna is not her PR, you buffoon

huh ? She gets paid to do that ! BigB did for Paa too.
Its their job!

hey where is my comment about no film of dp this year,also gulzar appreciated dp bcuse there are actors who complain to sit hours for makeup even though they get crores.

Doesn’t she get paid an insane amount of money too for it...which happens to be part of her job. Wtf. Stop glorifying her for it.

isn't that her job and isn't she getting paid for it

Sorry, meant Laxmi. Not Malti. I don't even know where that name came from! *face palm*

Right, let's praise Deepika for sitting through makeup and giving her sympathy for having said makeup and prosthetics pulling on her nose. This is insulting to Malti who is the real trooper and survivor. Shame on you all. PV please post.

Iam deepoo fan but common insaf tou karo actors crores laty hen apny kaam k liya or agr ansay itna bhi na ho tou phr ammnmm ehhhh

What an insult to the real victim who has to live that way forever! PV please please post.

Duh!! That’s her job now. If she doesn’t sit through it then who will???

LOL!!!

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