Posted on May 3, 2019, 8:17 PM IST
Deepika Padukone who will be seen on screen in the movie Chappak post her marriage to Ranveer Singh. She is essaying the role of a real life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, has finished the first leg of the journey. Deepika had taken to the social media to announce her emotional role and she insisted that this role has changed her perspective as it will remain with her forever. She aptly captioned the poster of the movie -
“A character that will stay with me forever…#Malti”.
Her uncanny resemblance to the real life survivor was praised by many. The film also stars Vikrant Massey and is directed by Raazi fame Megha Gulzar. Megha is known to take up scripts that portray women in tough and pivotal roles. Her stories are about the comman struggles faced by women in the society.
The movie is also co-produced by Deepika along with the Fox Studios. Meghna was heard saying during a recent interview with PTI, “In the film with Deepika on acid violence, I am using Laxmi Agarwal as a subject because she is the most known acid fighter. Plus her case and her story has been the most relevant in terms of where legislation on acid violence, medical advancement, compensation for victims and things like that was concerned.”
The movie is slated to release on January 10th, 2020.