At the trailer launch of Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone spoke about the kinds of films she believes should make.
“I feel that now, more than ever before for me, the success of a movie is really about the impact it is able to have on people's lives. Are we able to change mindsets? Are we able to make an impact? And don't get me wrong, not every story needs to be hard-hitting.
It could be a simple emotion, like joy or love. As long as it makes you feel something, think (about) something, and evoke emotions. I think, for me, that truly is the meter of success. Also, the film should have longevity. A film that I would want to watch 10 years from now, for me, is a success.” Talking about portraying a challenging story, Deepika said, “It is not often that you come across a story that inspires you so much, and it's not about the incident as much as it's about the triumph over it. I have been extremely fortunate to meet Laxmi Aggarwal.
One of the most important things is the marriage between having that story and also having the right person to tell it. I could see the sincerity and the honesty, and I knew I was in good hands.” “ Very often, you come across great stories but you also need a right director to tell the story in an authentic, honest and responsible manner, especially when you're narrating a story like this one,” she concluded.
The launch had attended by Meghna Gulzar and Deepika’s co-star Vikrant Massey. Chhapaak movie was jointly produced by Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar in collaboration with Fox Star Studios. The film is set for release on January 10.