Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, who is gearing up to begin work on Meghna Gulzar directorial Chhapaak, took to her official Twitter handle to make an announcement about the same. Apparently, she has collaborated with Fox Star Studios for her forthcoming movie.
Sharing on Twitter, Padukone tweeted, “A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit. Elated to collaborate with Fox Star Studios on #Chhapaak.” The movie also features Vikrant Massey. Deepika will also be co-producing the film which is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
She also posted a picture on Instagram. "A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit," the post read.
“In the film with Deepika on acid violence, I am using Laxmi Agarwal as a subject because she is the most known acid fighter. Plus her case and her story has been the most relevant in terms of where legislation on acid violence, medical advancement, compensation for victims and things like that was concerned," Raazi director Meghna said while talking about the project.
“He is a north Indian man who used to be a professional but decides to leave it all and become an actor. And then starts this campaign against acid attack violence. I’m glad Vikrant is a part of the film and I think I can speak for both Deepika and me that we’re really excited that he is playing this part," she added while discussing Vikrant's character.
On a related note, Padukone will be essaying the journey of Laxmi after the attack happened. An important role of the film will be the significant PIL in the Supreme Court which inspired the amendment on acid laws in 2013.