Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey are set to hit the box-office with their upcoming film Chhapaak based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Helmed by Meghna Gulzar the film recently released their song Nok Jhok and the have garnered tons of applauds.
Recently, Deepika and Meghna were about to come to Delhi to promote their film however, they cancelled the event owing to the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Chhapaak team announced the news which read, “We believe that it will be insensitive on our part to promote our film at a time when the nation and the city is going through an emotional upheaval and unrest. We pray for peace and harmony and regret the inconvenience caused by our absence but we hope you will understand.”
Bigdi hui baat ko banata hai,aur ruthe hue ko manata hai pyaar...❤️— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) December 18, 2019
Here’s Malti & Amol’s #NokJhok
Song out now! https://t.co/HdubFjf1hS #Chhapaak@masseysahib@meghnagulzar @atikachohan @_KaProductions @mrigafilms @foxstarhindi @ShankarEhsanLoy @ZeeMusicCompany
Of Trauma.And Triumph.— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) December 16, 2019
And the unquashable human spirit...#Chhapaak in theatres on 10th January, 2020.
Trailer out https://t.co/AtrLJQFKvT @meghnagulzar @masseysahib @_KaProductions @foxstarhindi @MrigaFilms pic.twitter.com/kpON6LYXk8
Meanwhile, Deepika who is very vocal when it comes to the social issue has maintained its silence on the ongoing CAA protest and was severely backlashed for her appearance at the U2 concert amidst tension. Whereas various celebs like Anurag Kashyap, Rajkummar Rao, Vikrant Massey among others shared their opinion.
This has gone too far.. can’t stay silent any longer . This government is clearly fascist .. and it makes me angry to see voices that can actually make a difference stay quiet ..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) December 16, 2019
This is a picture of students from #JamiaMilia holding photos of #Ambedkar & #Gandhi opposing the #CAA2019— Vikrant Massey (@masseysahib) December 15, 2019
We haven’t forgotten our roots.
And we will fight to regain the lost sanity of this proud country 🇮🇳 #StandWithJamia #Delhiviolence pic.twitter.com/gOCh0B7Cnw
Wonder if this is a start or the end. Whatever it is, this is surely writing new rules of the land and those who don’t fit in can very well see the consequences.— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) December 16, 2019
This video breaks heart n hopes all together. Irreversible damage,and I’m not talking about just the life n property https://t.co/QGaZYpDCR6
I strongly condemn the violence that the police have shown in dealing with the students. In a democracy the citizens have the right to peacefully protest.I also condemn any kind of act of destruction of the public properties. Violence is not the solution for anything!— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) December 16, 2019
On the work front after Chhapaak, Deepika will be next seen alongside off-screen husband Ranveer Singh in ‘83 as Romi Dev, Ranveer’s on-screen wife.