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Deepika Padukone Commemorates Birthday with Ranveer Singh and Acid Attack Survivors in Heartwarming Celebration

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone celebrated her 34th birthday in a unique and heartfelt manner by spending the day at the Sheroes Hangout cafe in Lucknow, a space managed by acid attack survivors. The event witnessed an emotional convergence of celebration, strength, and solidarity with Ranveer Singh, her husband, joining her in the festivities. Deepika, who is known for her powerful performances, has taken on the role of an acid attack survivor in her forthcoming film, ‘Chhapaak,’ set to release on January 10, 2020.

The birthday celebration saw the presence of Meghna Gulzar, the director of ‘Chhapaak’, and co-star Vikrant Massey, adding a professional camaraderie to the personal festivities. Deepika’s joy was palpable when Ranveer Singh gave her a special surprise by joining her unannounced. Overwhelmed by the thoughtful gesture, Deepika cut the birthday cake with a beaming smile, surrounded by acid attack survivors, her supportive husband, Meghna, and Vikrant.

In addition to the cake cutting, the actress received a heartfelt portrait crafted by the acid attack survivors, symbolizing their admiration and respect for her. Ranveer, ever the supportive spouse, cheered as Deepika graciously accepted this special gift, making the moment even more significant and poignant.

Earlier that day, Deepika had arrived in Lucknow with her husband Ranveer Singh, the couple having been spotted at the Mumbai Airport prior to their departure. A fan, enthusiastically waiting with a birthday cake, managed to add an extra layer of joy to her special day. Deepika, visibly touched by the fan’s warm gesture, cut the cake at the airport and shared a piece with Ranveer.

The preceding day saw Deepika celebrating her birthday in advance with Meghna Gulzar and Vikrant Massey, her companions from ‘Chhapaak’. The early birthday celebration was filled with laughter and gratitude, showcasing the strong bond the trio had developed during the making of the film. Deepika expressed her heartfelt thanks to the ‘Chhapaak’ team for making her day unforgettable.

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On the professional front, ‘Chhapaak’, directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Fox Star Studios, Deepika’s KA Production, Meghna Gulzar, and Govind Singh Sandhu’s Mriga Films, is based on a real story of an acid attack survivor. Deepika’s portrayal of Malti, an acid attack survivor, signifies yet another bold and significant role in her illustrious career. The film’s narrative, written by Atika Chohan and Meghna Gulzar, delves deep into the life and struggles of its protagonist, promising a gripping and emotional storyline that reflects the struggles and resilience of real-life survivors.

As part of her birthday celebrations at Sheroes Hangout, Deepika took the opportunity to converse with the survivors, listening to their harrowing yet inspiring stories. The cafe, a beacon of empowerment and courage, became the perfect venue for the actress to show her support and gain more insight into the lives of the very women she aims to represent through her work in ‘Chhapaak’. Her interaction with these brave women was a testament to her commitment to social causes and her vested interest in bringing forth meaningful cinema.

Candid photographs from the event captured moments of joy, reflection, and mutual respect between Deepika and the acid attack survivors, with Ranveer Singh often seen in the background, supportive and cheerful as always. These visuals, widely shared on social media, garnered widespread appreciation and highlighted the importance of empathy and support in the face of adversity.

In a society where acid attack survivors often face significant physical and psychological trauma, Deepika’s gesture not only brought a spotlight to their struggles but also celebrated their strength and courage. Her visit to Sheroes Hangout, combined with her role in ‘Chhapaak,’ continues to amplify the conversation around acid attacks and the need for societal and systemic change.

The upcoming release of ‘Chhapaak’ is eagerly awaited, with audiences and critics alike keen to witness Deepika Padukone’s powerful portrayal of Malti. The film promises to evoke deep emotions and spark important dialogues around the issue of acid attacks, reflecting Deepika and Meghna’s dedication to creating impactful cinema.

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