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Chhapaak (transl. Splash) is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language film directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar in collaboration with Fox Star Studios. It stars Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey, and is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.[1] The film was announced on 24 December 2018 by Padukone on her Twitter account, revealing the details of the film. Principal photography of the film commenced on 25 March 2019 and was wrapped on 4 June, it is scheduled for release on January 10, 2020.[2][3] The film also marks Padukone's first project as a producer.

Directed byMeghna Gulzar
Produced byFox Star Studios
KA Productions
Mriga Films
Written byAtika Chohan
Meghna Gulzar
StarringDeepika Padukone
Vikrant Massey
Music byShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
CinematographyOm Prakash
Edited byNitin Baid
Fox Star Studios
KA Productions
Mriga Films
Absolute Productions
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 10 January 2020 (2020-01-10)





According to director Meghna Gulzar, Deepika Padukone is playing Malti, a character inspired by the character of Laxmi Agarwal. Vikrant Massey is playing Amol, a social activist (and later Malti’s partner) inspired by the character of Alok Dixit.


Principal photography of Chhapaak began on 25 March 2019. The film was wrapped up on 4 June 2019.

Marketing and releaseEdit

Chhapaak is scheduled to release in theatres on 10 January 2020.


  1. ^ "Vikrant Massey to star opposite Deepika Padukone in film based on Laxmi Agarwal, it's called Chhapaak". Times Now. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Prep for Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak begins, Meghna Gulzar shares first photo, check pic". Daily News and Analysis. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak begins, director Meghna Gulzar shares first pic". Hindustan Times. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Deepika's next 'Chhapaak' is a story of undying human spirit". Times Of India. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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