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Chhapaak is one of the first few Bollywood movies to release in India last month on January 10, 2020. Now, after a month of release, we are here with exclusive information on when the tragedy drama flick will premiere on the Hotstar streaming platform, through the Hotstar VIP service. To recall, Chhapaak has already signed up Hotstar as the exclusive digital streaming partner for the film that stars Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey in lead roles. Here are the details.

According to our sources, Chhapaak release date on Hotstar VIP in India will be Friday, March 06. This is based on the fact that almost all of the Bollywood films that tie up with Hotstar VIP release on streaming as soon as the 8-week theatrical agreement ends.

To give some context, Bollywood has an 8-week obligation to Indian movie theaters, wherein any Hindi movie cannot be released online before the 8th week of releasing in theaters.

So, Chhapaak release date in India is January 10, 2020. Exactly 8 weeks / Fridays after that date is March 06, 2020. Considering this is a movie of high interest, we could expect it to premiere on Hotstar's VIP subscription service as soon as the deadline gets over.

However, in case there is a delay due to other high-priority movies or competing releases from players like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video on the same day, it could be pushed, at maximum, to a couple days later or the following Friday, which is March 13.

Chhapaak's story is inspired from the real life tale of an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal, who braved all odds and made it big in life, finding love in the process. Chhapaak has been directed by Meghna Gulzar, and produced by Fox Star Studios, Deepika Padukone, and Meghna Gulzar.