Based on the story of the most known acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal, Chhapaak stars Deepika as Malti and showcases her story post the attack. Deepika stepped into the shoes of Laxmi for the film and the first look of the actress left everyone in awe of the uncanny resemblance. At the trailer launch event, Padukone revealed how she felt when she met Laxmi on the sets.
Accoording to Pinkvilla,At the event, Deepika revealed that she was extremely nervous about meeting Laxmi while she was in the makeup of Malti. She mentioned that in Chhapaak, it is the first time she is playing a character that isn’t fictional or dead and hence, she was very nervous. However, all her nervousness got over when Laxmi came on the sets and mentioned that she was happy to see Deepika play Malti. At the trailer launch, Deepika also got extremely emotional and Meghna revealed that it is because she hadn’t seen the whole trailer before the event.