Deepika Padukone goes back to school

Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak has been making headlines for various reasons off late. The latest is a film still from Chhapaak.

The viral picture that’s been shared by a number of Deepika’s fan pages features her as Malti in a school uniform – navy blue and white salwar suit with a pleated dupatta.

The film has been directed by Meghna Gulzar. Deepika Padukone, became the center of controversy recently after a writer named Rakesh Bharti demanded writing credits for the film and filed a petition in the Bombay High Court.

“Plaintiff had been approaching different artistes from time to time and accordingly have narrated the story to those artistes and producers for the purpose of taking the services,” read the petition.

Meghna Gulzar says she has navigated in a very sensitive and aesthetic manner the subject of Chhapaak, which is based on the life of acid attack survivor and activist Laxmi Agarwal, and calls it a story of trauma and triumph.

Meghna said she had to be careful in showing the harm done by acid on the skin and wanted audiences to focus on the character’s journey. “One myth of acid attack is that when you are attacked, then it is not that your face melts and falls off. It is not like that.

It is like getting burnt with hot water. The skin goes through a process. Having said that, I believe all of it needs to be dealt aesthetically and sensitively if you want your story to resonate… I think this is for every film. It depends on the sensibility of the maker,” Meghna told PTI.

Meanwhile, during a promotional event for her upcoming film Chhapaak, adorably asked a paparazzo if she can use his mobile phone cover. Several fan clubs dedicated to the actress shared her video on their respective pages and it is going crazy viral on social media.

In the clip, Deepika Padukone could be seen joking with one of the photographers after his phone cover grabbed her attention.