The trailer of Chhapaak starring Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey was unveiled yesterday. Along with the actors, the trailer launch event in Mumbai was attended by director Meghna Gulzar too.

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At the event, a lot of questions were asked by the media to the team of Chhapaak. Director Meghna Gulzar was asked that her films have a stronger female character so is her upcoming a women-centric film. The Raazi director requested not to call her film a women-centric one.

Chhapaak: Here's Why Meghna Gulzar Doesn't Want To Categorise Deepika Padukone Starrer As 'Women-Centric'
Chhapaak: Here’s Why Meghna Gulzar Doesn’t Want To Categorise Deepika Padukone Starrer As ‘Women-Centric’

Meghna told the reporters, “I have a request that ‘do not categorise Chhapaak as women-centric film’. My stories do have stronger female characters, unlike our conventional films. But they are not the stories of only one woman. I’m really hoping that my films say a lot more than being just a woman-oriented story.”

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When asked the reason for choosing real acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal’s story, she stated, “I choose stories that resonate with me. I go purely by instinct. I never think like, ‘Now I want to make a sensitive film so I will look for a sensitive topic or how will I make it commercial?”

She added, “I tell a story with as much honesty and authenticity as possible, and whether or not it’ll be a commercial film is not in my hands. Nobody sets out to make a failure or a flop film. We all want our films to do well. I just want to work with absolute honesty.”

Chhapaak’s trailer has received a great response all over. People are praising Deepika’s act in the trailer and many have cited it as hard-hitting and spine-chilling.

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