Deepika Padukone has been making headlines, whether it be her attending the JNU protests or praise for her movie, Chhapaak.
Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy met the actor at the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos. She took to her Instagram to share a picture with the actor and commend her for being “a hero.”
“Artists have a moral responsibility,” writes the director, claiming her interaction with Deepika to be “the best conversation at World Economic Forum.”
She added, “I hope Chhapaak changes the way we see women in pain… Deepika Padukone, you are a hero!”
Chhapaak is based on the true story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, with Padukone taking on her role. The film shows what the survivor goes through, from medical procedures to court hearings and one’s own’s emotional healing and growth.