Soon, Piku actor Deepika Padukone will be working with talented Raazi director Meghna Gulzar and the movie has been titled Chhapaak. It will be a biopic on the life of acid attack survivor named Laxmi Aggarwal. Through this movie, Deepika will become a producer at the same time. Deepika Padukone is expected to be seen with Vikrant Massey in the movie. Pre-production for the movie has started already. According the Deepika, the movie is all about “A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit.”
Recently in an event, director Meghna Gulzar has been asked about the movie starring Deepika Padukone. On the occasion, director has been questioned why she has casted one of the most beautiful actresses in Bollywood as an acid attack survivor. In reply, Meghna has said “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.” Later on, Meghna has added that through the movie it will be shown how violence affects a person’s life.
On the other hand, Deepika has said about Chhappak “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.”
Regarding casting of Vikrant Massey, Meghna has said “We will start the film in the third week of March 2019, and the cast is still coming together. Vikrant is somebody who I wanted to work with since Raazi. And after I saw him in A Death In The Gunj… you know there are some actors that you just want to work with – and I’m just glad I got the opportunity to have a suitable character for him in this film, which is Deepika’s partner.”