Meghna Gulzar directorial Chhapaak, starring Deepika Padukone in the lead role, has earned Rs 4.77 crore on Day 1. At the box office, the film faces competition from Ajay Devgn starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#Chhapaak is ordinary on Day 1… Collects well at select high-end multiplexes… Biz at Tier-2 and 3 cities and also mass circuits is way below the mark… Growth on Day 2 and 3 crucial for a respectable weekend total… Fri ₹ 4.77 cr. #India biz.”
Chhapaak is based on the life of acid attack survivor and social activist Laxmi Agarwal.
However, the film’s excellent reviews might help its overall collection.
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Deepika Padukone said, “I think emotionally we can prepare for a role. We can read and prepare. We can meet the person on whom the movie is based. However, what you go through emotionally between action and cut is something that you are never prepared for. You never know what to expect as you are reacting to the environment you are thrown into. You are reacting to your co-stars that you are engaging with. It is just spontaneous, and as long as you are being honest, you have a good film.”