Raazi director Meghna Gulzar recently shared a picture on Instagram with a simple caption, "Prep." Turns out, this picture if from Gulzar's forthcoming venture with the gorgeous beauty Deepika Padukone, titled Chhapaak.
Based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal of Delhi, Padukone will also be producing the movie. This will be her first film post her November wedding last year. While there was a lot of buzz about the project, Deepika had tweeted in December last year, confirming her participation.
She wrote: “A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit. Elated to collaborate with Fox Star Studios on #Chhapaak”
Speaking about the film, Meghna had recently mentioned that people would be seeing a disfigured Deepika in Chhapaak. For the uninitiated, Laxmi was attacked with acid by a stalker, an attack which left her with severe burns.
Speaking about the choice of Deepika, Laxmi had 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.”
Chhapaak will also star Vikrant Massey, popular for his stint on TV and his work in films like Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial A Death In The Gunj.