Deepika Padukone plays the role of an acid attack survivor in her next film 'Chhapaak'.

The trailer released on the same day s UN Human Right’s Day and gives a short insight into the emotion-wrenching story. 

It shows Malti’s (played by Deepika Padukone) broad daylight attack, her dramatic facial reconstruction, battle to come to terms with her lasting injuries and her truly inspirational journey to put an end to acid attacks in India. 

There are between 250 and 300 acid attacks reported in India every year, despite laws restricting the sale of acid or other deadly chemicals, according to Stop Acid Attacks.

The trailer follows her journey from a girl next door to a feisty acid-attack survivor and shows how she won her battle against the heinous crime.

Announcing the trailer release on Twitter, Deepika Padukone explained why Chhapaak is special for her: "Rarely do you come across a story where you do not need an entire narration to decide if you want to be a part of a film or not.What is even more rare is to not be able to articulate and put into words what you feel for the film and its journey... Chhapaak is all of that and more for me..."