Chhapaak Box Office Collection Day 1: Deepika Padukone's big risk is paying off. She returned to the big screen after two years with Chhapaak, a film that highlightes the pain of acid-attack survivours. Deepika shone throughout the film with her stellar performance -- which is the reason the film garnered a good amount at the Box Office on its opening day. According to Box Office India, Chhapaak’s box office collection on the first day of release was Rs 4.75 crore.
Considering the controversies surrounding Chhapaak (that popped when Deepika joined JNU’s public meeting on Tuesday this week), the film has done well at the ticket windows. Naysayers trended #BoycottChhapaak on Twitter, while Deepika's fans vowed to watch the film in theatres in order to show her support. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap also lent support to the actress for standing with JNU students and appealed to his fans to shower love on Chhapaak.
Chhapaak is based on the life of a real-life acid-attack survivour Laxmi Aggarwal. While Deepika plays Malti in the film, Vikrant Massey plays her love interest. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is said to have brought out the best in not just the actors but the director as well.
Ajay Devgn's 100th film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior released on the same day, and is giving a tough competition to Chhapaak. Tanhaji earned more than Rs 10 crore at the Box Office on Day 1.
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