Meghna Gulzar on Chhapaak: You will be seeing a disfigured Deepika Padukone

At an event, filmmaker Meghna Gulzar opened up about her upcoming directorial, Chhapaak which is based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Deepika Padukone will be playing the lead role.
Meghna Gulzar on Chhapaak: You will be seeing a disfigured Deepika PadukoneMeghna Gulzar on Chhapaak: You will be seeing a disfigured Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone is all set to work with talented filmmaker Meghna Gulzar for the very first time in Chhapaak. The film is a biopic on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and with this movie, Deepika will be donning the hat of a producer as well. The dimpled beauty will be seen alongside Vikrant Massey and has started with the pre-production of the same. The actor called the film as 'A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit."

Recently, during a Lit for Life 2019 event in Chennai, Meghna was asked about making a movie on an acid-attack survivor and casting one of the most beautiful actors in it. To which, the director replied, "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 also added that with this film people will know what violence can do to one person.

Earlier, when Mumbai Mirror asked Deepika about Chhapaak, she said, "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."

While talking about casting Vikrant in the movie, Meghna told IANS, "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."


Hope deepika sponsors the plastic surgery of who she is enacting as pay back.

Alia is Not no.1 actress right now.Chapaak was never offered to her after her failure of raazi as nobody wanted to sign her as her father kjo already buying scripts and directors for beti alia.She is not and will never be queen of bollywood and looks so short and below average.Good that Deepika doing this movie as we want to see her beautiful face onscreen and also deepika have to work with known face like vikrant who is so talented .Waiting for the movie eagerly

Dude you can hate alia bhatt but fact is that raazi was a big blockbuster esp since it was a female driven film and made on really low budget. It was a beautiful film. I agree someone like Priyanka or kangana could have taken the film to a whole new level but alia was good too . Also alia is the most successful actress since 2016 while Deepika is missing in action. Age is a big factor for bollywood actress. Truth is audience are gonna prefer alia and Sara over deepika now.

I'm so excited for this. Always love to see Deepika on the big screen. Hopefully she signs some more movies soon!

I agree. dipika should not have taken this film.

Alia bhatt is no.1 actress right now. Chapaak was offered to her after blockbuster success of raazi but she could not take it as she is already having 6-7 good films in her kitty. She is queen of Bollywood and looks so young and fresh. Good that Deepika got a film as she is jobless since padmavat. Also Deepika have to work with less known face like Vikrant as she is a bit old to be paired with young actors in love stories with like Varun or Sid etc.

this is the second time i've seen this comment. such a hater. deepika and alia are both doing well - no need to knock someone off their pedestal, and deepika would look great with both sid and varun.

What about the fact that Deepika and Katrina fans constantly throw hate on ranbir and alia for dating. If ranbir finds alia more good for himself then kat or dp then that's his choice. You people comment on alia's face ,height, figure etc. Despite her shortcomings today she is no 1 and she bags best actress trophy every year. Now you are getting the taste of your own medicine.

How ageist and sexist of you Alia!

Not ready to see DP disfigured at all...Cannot believe form BM TO PADMAVAT to this? Movie may be good but believe me DP cshould not have taken this role to win national award

Thats because she isn't getting any films.Rofl alia will win national award for raazi.

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