Soon, Deepika Padukone will be taking a challenge with her role as she steps in to the character of an acid attack survivor in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. Through her last movie Raazi, director Meghna Gulzar has earned a lot of praises. Meghna is all set to begin his next venture now. Struggles in the life of an acid attack survivor will be shown through this movie. Life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal will be followed on the occasion. Vikrant Massey of Death in the Gunj fame will be seen opposite Depika in this movie as Alok Dixit who is also known as the Stop Acid Attacks campaign.
Regarding the movie Chhapaak and her interaction with Deepika, director Meghna Gulzar has said recently, “I don’t know Deepika long enough to say this, but I feel that we are similar people. So, I know that the subject affects her. When I met her for the first time for the narration, we both had teared up. Then we quickly composed ourselves and I went on to give her the entire narration. But now, like me, she is also in the execution mode. So, she has kept the emotions at a distance and is processing the story differently”
On casting Deepika as the acid attack victim, Meghna has said earlier that she likes to showcase the world how a gruesome incident like this can alter life of a person completely. According to Meghna, impact of story will be heightened when people will see pretty deformed face of Deepika onscreen.