‘Chhapaak’: Deepika Padukone begins prep for biopic on acid attack survivor
Deepika Padukone is all set to roll out her first production ‘Chhapaak’, a biopic on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The film is being directed by Meghna Gulzar whose last film ‘Raazi’ won her critical acclaim. Deepika is all set to fly off to Delhi to prep for her role, a week before taking her debut production on floors. The actor is making her best to get into the skin of her character.
As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, Meghna Gulzar’s directorial is all set to go on floors by the end of this month. The ‘Padmaavat’ star who is co-producing the film with Meghna and Fox Star Studios will fly to Delhi a week before shooting starts to settle into the character and get accustomed to the locations.
A source told the tabloid, “Deepika, who met Laxmi in Delhi a few years ago, is putting almost more than eight hours into the prep. She is not only searching websites for material on acid attack victims but is also referencing pictures and videos of Laxmi. The team has also put together data on 10 other acid attack survivors to understand the subject better.”
‘Chhapaak’ also stars Vikrant Massey in lead role.
Deepika was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama ‘Padmaavat’. The leggy beauty had won much appreciation for her role of Rani Padmaavati. We shall get to see her on the big screen after a hiatus of a year and a half.