An ‘ecstatic’ Deepika Padukone reveals details about her next ‘Chhapaak’ opposite Vikrant Massey – Deepika Padukone, who recetly tied the knot with actor Ranveer Singh, is all set to star in upcoming Bollywood film titled Chhapaak opposite Vikrant Massey.
The Piku actress took to her Twitter handle to announce her new film.
“A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit. Elated to collaborate with Fox Star Studios on #Chhapaak @meghnagulzar @masseysahib @foxstarhindi,” Deepika tweeted.
A few days back, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh also confirmed the news in a tweet.
“IT’S OFFICIAL! Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar join hands. Their first film together is titled #Chhapaak Based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal,” the tweet read.
“Vikrant Massey has been signed to enact the lead opposite Deepika,” he added.
IT'S OFFICIAL… Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar join hands… Their first film together is titled #Chhapaak… Based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal… Vikrant Massey has been signed to enact the lead opposite Deepika.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 19, 2018
The Meghna Gulzar directorial is based on the life of an acid attack survivor named Laxmi Agarwal.
The 32-year-old actress will essay the role of Laxmi, who was attacked at the tender age of 15.
She then had to undergo several surgeries. Later, she took up the job of helping acid attack survivors and promoted campaigns to stop such attacks.
Her attacker, a 32-year old man, was an acquaintance of her family.
Laxmi Agarwal is a well-known advocate of stricter punishments in acid attack cases.
Co-produced by Deepika Padukone, Chhapaak will go on floors in March 2019.
Deepika Padukone was last seen on the big screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, while Vikrant last appeared in AltBalaji’s web series titled Broken but Beautiful, where he played the role of a heartbroken husband who lost the love of his life in a car accident.