Deepika Padukone, the reigning queen of Bollywood, has started preparing for her next film Chhapaak, two weeks before it begins production. The actress was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat (2018), co-starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
Apart from playing the female lead, the Bajirao Mastani (2015) actress is also co-producing Chhapaak in association with Fox Star Studios. Ace filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, who last helmed the Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi (2018), is calling the shots.
The movie is based on a real-life story and stars Deepika Padukone as acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The actress heads off to Delhi to prepare for her role. The film is set to start rolling by March-end.
“Deepika, who met Laxmi in Delhi a few years ago, is putting eight hours into her prep daily. Besides readings with Meghna, she is referencing pictures and videos of Laxmi. The team has also put together data for 10 other acid attack survivors to understand the subject better,” a well-placed source informs.
We wish the actress loads of luck for her maiden production venture.