Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak is the latest victim of piracy website Tamilrockers. Deepika plays an acid attack survivor in the Meghna Gulzar directorial. The film hit screens on January 10 alongside Ajay Devgn starrer Tanhaji.
Films like Good Newwz, Dabangg 3, Thambi, Hero, Jumanji The Next Level, Ghost Stories and many more have also been leaked by Tamilrockers in the recent past. The piracy website uses different extensions which makes it difficult for lawmakers to block it. Even the blocked URLs can be accessed through proxy sites.
Chhapaak is inspired by the life of Laxmi Agarwal who is an acid attack survivor. The film also stars Vikrant Massey.
Deepika Padukone told indianexpress.com how she connected to the story of Meghna Gulzar directorial. She said, “Lakshmi and I have been through something that has impacted our lives in a big way. Of course, you cannot compare depression and acid violence. But both can be equally traumatic but in very different ways. How we have come out of it stronger, how we have chosen to not let it affect us, how we have chosen to make it something positive and impact people’s lives, I feel that is the common thread between the two of us.”
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 3.5 stars and wrote, “You look at Deepika Padukone, so far away from the dressed-up, made-up parts she’s done till now, and acknowledge an actor who wants to break out of her safe zone, to actually inhabit someone else’s skin even if it’s burnt. Yes, it’s worthy, but it’s also very watchable.”