Deepika Padukone returns to the big screen on Friday with her latest release Chhapaak, and early reviews have indicated this is national award winning from the actress. While her followers have been going crazy over the new addition to her oeuvre, her biggest fan is more than going than gaga over her performance. And with her "biggest fan" we mean her husband and actor Ranveer Singh.
Ranveer and Deepika have shared screen space in a couple of movies, and the former has always maintained he's the biggest fan of his wife. So when he watched the movie at a special screening on Wednesday, the proud husband could not stop himself from displaying some extra affection for his "baby" on Instagram.
In a long post, Ranveer admired Deepika and director Meghna Gulzar’s work in the film and their dedication to bring out a sensitive topic so beautifully.
"Meghna, your film gives the audience hope and courage. It shows you the best and worst of humanity in a kaleidoscopic cinematic spectrum. It elucidates a subject that we’ve only ever heard of but never really fully understood. It offers a definitive and insightful deep-dive into the horrific gamut of acid violence. The story shakes you to your core and then lifts you heroically until your emotions soar. Talvar, Raazi and now Chhapaak..may I say “Bravo!” And “Encore!”
About Deepika, he wrote, "My baby. I’ve witnessed you toil relentlessly to create this special piece of work. You’ve been an engine behind the project, and are the soul of the film. This is the most important instalment in your body of work. You laboured with such honesty in intent and action. You dug deep and fought through your challenges, faced your fears, overcame your struggles and today you and your team stand triumphant as the creators of one of the films of our times. Your performance is way more than everything I thought it could and would be. It’s moved me, stirred me and stayed with me. You blended strength with vulnerability and lent dignity to an immensely complex portrayal in such a fine manner that I’m simply awestruck at your craft. Its staggering and astonishing what you’ve achieved with Malti. A glowing gem in your repertoire. I love you baby. I’ve never been more proud of you."
Deepika and Ranveer's families also attended the screening of Chhapaak and complimented her on her performance. It was a special occasion for Deepika as she has ventured into production as well with Chhapaak. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film also stars Vikrant Massey.
Chhapaak is based on the life of a acid-attack survivour Laxmi Aggarwal.
Chhapaak also courted controversy when Deepika visited JNU campus in New Delhi three days before the release of the film. Twitter got divided into two sections -- one seeking a ban on the film, and the other hailing Deepika for a courageous move and hence, supporting the movie.
Also, Laxmi Aggarwal’s lawyer moved to court to seek a stay on the film as it doesn’t give her due credit.
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