Deepika All Set To Face An Acid Test In Meghna Gulzar’s “Chhapaak”
Ali Peter John
Deepika Padukone will not only play the lead but also produce Meghna Gulzar’s next project based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The recently married Deepika (to Ranveer Singh) who is known to be a very sensitive person and has proved it on many occasions and especially when she talked about her fight against depression was extremely moved by the story of Ms Laxmi Agarwal, the acid attack sarvivor and was game to face the challenge of playing Laxmi in Meghna Gulzar’s “Chhapaak”
This will be Deepika’s first project after her marriage.And Meghna’s success with her last film “Raazi”inspired Deepika to also had a big success in “Padmavat”. There were reasons enough for the two successful and talented women to come together to make what could be a landmark for both.
“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,” Deepika said in one of her recent interviews.
Laxmi was attacked by a man in 2005 after she rejected his marriage proposal. She was one of the winners of the US State Department’s International Women of Courage Award in 2014. She also hosted a few episodes of a TV show, and walked the ramp at London Fashion Week in 2016. However, she is reportedly now without a job and facing possible eviction from her home as well.
Deepika will follow actors Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra’s footsteps, who also turned producers with films like “NH10″ and “Ventilator”(Marathi) respectively. “Ventilator”became the 10th highest-grossing Marathi film of all time and won three National awards at the 64th National Film Awards.
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