Born on 5 January 1986, Deepika Padukone will be celebrating her 34th birthday this year. One of Bollywood's most sought-after actresses, these days Deepika is busy in promoting her upcoming film Chhapaak, where she essays the role of an acid-attack survivor named Malti.
If you folks think that the Padmaavat actress would be taking a short break from her promotions to celebrate her birthday in a lavish way, you are mistaken. A source close to the leading lady told Mumbai Mirror that Deepika Padukone will be spending her 34th birthday in Lucknow with acid attack survivors.
Deepika Padukone will be travelling to a cafe run by the acid attack survivors and spend her birthday there. Apart from the staff of the cafe, the insider added that acid attack survivors from neighbouring cities will also be a part of the birthday celebrations of Deepika Padkukone.
The source told the tabloid, "Deepika will leave for Delhi later in the day to resume the promotional rounds of Chhapaak."
The story of Chhapaak is based on the real-life case of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid-attack survivor. Deepika had got emotional and broke into tears at the trailer launch of Chhapaak. The actress had said in Hindi, "Maine sirf iss moment ke baare main socha tha ki aap log trailer dekhenge aur fir humein stage main aana hai. Uske baad humein kuch bolna hai iske baare main toh maine socha nahi tha." (I had thought we will be called on stage after you have watched the trailer, but I didn't know that I will have to speak after that.)
Speaking about casting Deepika Padukone in Chhapaak, director Meghna Gulzar earlier told PTI, "An actor like Deepika playing the part widens the interest in the film because she is so popular, big and adulated that you will have her fans who want to come and see it. Have I used her star power? I think that is the function of promotion and marketing, which is not me. Have I used her craft? Yes."
Besides Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone is also a part of Ranveer Singh starrer '83. She will also be essaying the role of Draupadi in Madhu Mantena's film on the epic Mahabharat.