Deepika Padukone Plays An Acid Attack Survivor In A New Movie With Vikrant Massey

Bindhiya Nhi |Dec 19, 2018

Deepika Padukone is going to be Laxmi Agarwal in her next project about an acid attack survivor together with Vikrant Massy from 'Broken But Beautiful'.

After 'Padmaavat' and 'Zero', Deepika Padukone's next project is very special. In the upcoming 'Chhapaak' directed by Meghna Gulzar, Deepika is going to be the lead actress as well as a part of the movie production. 'Chhapaak' is a movie based on a true story of Laxmi Agarwal, which will portray by Deepika, a survivor from an acid attack. According to Mumbai Mirror, Vikrant Massey from 'Balika Vadhu' is also confirmed to be in this movie as he will play Alok Dixit, Laxmi's ex-boyfriend.


Director Meghna Gulzar confirmed that the cast was getting ready and shared more information about Vikrant's role.

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Meghna also described how Vikrant would essay his role in 'Chhapaak'. He will play a North Indian guy who wanted to become an actor. Then later, he started a campaign himself and fought against acid violence. That was also how he got a chance to meet Laxmi, a victim of an acid attack, in her real life. The director could not wait for Vikrant's performance, and she mentioned that Deepika had the same feeling.

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Vikrant Massey had joined in many projects before such as 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', 'Lootera' and 'Half Girlfriend'. His current series is 'Broken But Beautiful' in which he plays as Veer.


As for Deepika, Laxmi is a distinct role from her other roles because of this character's appearance. Due to her acid accident, she had to suffer from several facial surgeries from time to time. When the girl was a student, she rejected a man's proposal and later he attacked her using acid.

The real-life Laxmi Agarwal had also shared her feelings about the movie in a recent interview. She expressed her happiness knowing Deepika Padukone would play the role.

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She also felt grateful for Meghna, Deepika and the whole cast for working hard on the movie.

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''Chhapaak' is set to be released in March 2019.


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