Katie Piper is also an acid attack survivor and upon watching the trailer of Chhapaak was quick to tweet about it. Chhapaak is a film based on true events in the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. Deepika Padukone plays the character of Malti, based on Laxmi Agarwal, in the movie.
Katie Piper tweeted saying, “Watching the trailer took my breath away. I had to watch 3-4 times for it all to sink in. The film explores what it really means to survive an acid attack in India.”
She added, “Based on true events, the film follows Malti's traumatic medical journey and her fight for justice in a legal battle against her attacker - a man who couldn't cope with her rejecting his advances. Malti's face is permanently scarred but not her spirit that is unbreakable. An untold story of trauma and triumph.”
Deepika was also quick to respond to this shoutout. She said, “Thank you so much for your shout out Katie and I look forward to meeting you sometime soon."
To this response, Piper said, “I feel so hopeful for changing your movie will make in society. Thank you. I'm looking forward to meeting you."