Deepika Padukone's year-long sabbatical from her work regime will soon come to an end. The actress whose last release was Padmaavat in January 2018 is looking forward to start working on a biopic on the life of acid attack victim, Laxmi Aggarwal. Directed by Meghna Gulzar who previously helmed Alia Bhatt's Raazi, Chhapaak will soon go on floors and the prep for the same has already begun. The director to her Instagram account to share the first picture from the movie prep and it looks intriguing enough. It's a story that's very close to DP's heart and she wants to dedicate her heart and soul to it. Deepika Padukone Shares Poster of Her New Movie ‘Chhapaak’ and Hubby Ranveer Singh Has the Most Adorable Reaction to It!
The picture that Meghna shared on her Instagram account is of a yellow dupatta with acid stains on it. The actress who walked the red carpet at Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards last night was asked to reveal details about the same project. Since she was at no liberty to divulge the details, she simply said, “I can't reveal much. I can just say that we have already started preparation. In fact we will start filming from next month." From Refusing to Work with Vicky in Padmaavat to Giving Her Nod To Vikrant in Chhapaak, Deepika Lets Go of Her A-lister Obsession.
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Earlier when Meghna was asked to elaborate on the incident, she had revealed how Deepika's role in the movie is distinctly different than any of her previous ones. “You won’t be seeing Deepika, you know. You will be seeing a disfigured Deepika. There is an uncanny similarity between the survivor and Deepika," she said.
Apart from narrating a story on such a braveheart, Deepika is also excited for a different reason. She turns producer with Chhapaak and it goes without saying why has a desire to invest everything in it. Besides an actress, she'll also take calls as a producer while on the sets and that's new territory for her. We do wish her all the luck for this big project. The movie will also see her getting paired with Lootera and Half Girlfriend actor, Vikrant Massey.