Newly-married or not, Deepika Padukone has no plans to let anything stop her doing her work. Right after her wedding and the many wedding related events that continued, the actress dived right into work by announcing the launch of her website on her first birthday after marriage.
On Christmas’s eve, the actress formally announced her next film, Chhapaak
, which will be directed by Meghna Gulzar and will star Vikrant Massey. In a now deleted tweet, the actress said, “A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit. Elated to collaborate with Fox Star Studios on #Chhapaak @meghnagulzar @masseysahib @foxstarhindi.”
If her latest Instagram post is any indication, Deepika Padukone may have already begun prepping for Chhapaak
, which will also be her debut film as a producer. The film is based on the story of acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal, and Deepika would be essaying her in the film.
Deepika will reportedly portray several different looks in the film in order to justify the various surgical procedures that Laxmi went through post the acid attack. The actor shared an unseen childhood picture of herself on Instagram along with the caption, “back to school... #Chhapaak.” However we do not know as yet if the image has a connection with the film.
The actor had earlier told a daily tabloid, “When I heard this story, I was deeply moved as it’s not just one of violence but of strength and courage, hope and victory. It made such an impact on me, that personally and creatively, I needed to go beyond and so the decision to turn producer.”
Laxmi, the subject of the film, in a quote to an entertainment daily said ,“I am so happy that Deepika is playing the role. I have no right to judge her. How can I judge someone for something which I can’t do. She has played wonderful characters on screen and I believe she will give her best. I want to thank Deepika ji, Meghna ji and the entire team who will be working together on the film. I am glad that the movie will spread awareness and will help people who are victims of such incidents to come out of it. They will get inspired that if she can do it than why not us.”