Deepika Padukone starring “Chaappak” released with a lot of controversy surrounding it. The story revolves around the life of an acid survivor and crusader Laxmi Agrawal who has now become an overnight star on TikTok post the release of the movie. Since the subject of the movie is quite delicate and the story has been written by none other than Meghna Gulzar who also helmed the big hit “Raazi”, “Chhappak” was expected to be a very good movie.
Moreover, the current queen of B-town Deepika Padukone was playing the lead character giving all the more value to the flick. But somehow the movie failed to make the right impact at the box-office. Of course, the movie has received a lot of appreciation from the critics, especially Deepika and Vikrant Massey for their acting skills. However, it could not attract the audience the way expected. Instead, it was “Tanhaji” of Ajay Devgn and Kajol released on the same day that got almost four times better opening than “Chhappak.”
Is Kangana The Real Queen Of Bollywood?
In the last few years with the entry of new and young directors and story-tellers, many production houses are daring to come out with women-centric movies. Led by none other than Vidya Balan with her “Dirty Pictures” and “Kahaani” today it is Kangana Ranaut who is doing all such flicks. From “Queen” to “Tanu Weds Manu” and the very recent “Manikarnika” the “Rangoon” actor has been a major force at the box-office almost similar to big male stars.
Deepika who tasted huge success with big movies like “Bajirao Mastani,” “Ramleela,” and “Padmavat” had no release in 2019. Naturally, she had high hopes with “Chhappak.” The actress has even turned producer with this movie. But once again it is proved that even big female stars like Katrina or Deepika need a Ranveer Singh or Salman Khan to make the movie a super hit.
On the other hand, Kangana Ranaut has been mostly doing movies that are women-centric and focused on her and almost all of them have done quite well at the box-office.