One of the highest paid Indian actresses Deepika Padukone, who had taken a brief break from films due to her marriage with long-time boyfriend Ranveer Singh, is set to face the camera again. The gorgeous actress will next be seen in renowned filmmaker Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming directorial venture, which is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
Today, the makers announced the official title of the film. To be jointly produced by Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar, the movie will be called Chhapaak which is the sound of a splash. Earlier there were reports that National award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao was roped in to play the male lead in the movie. However, director Megha Gulzar has now cast critically acclaimed actor Vikrant Massey for the part.
Confirming the same, well-known film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on his Twitter handle, “It’s official. Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar join hands. Their first film together is titled Chhapaak. Based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Vikrant Massey has been signed to enact the lead opposite Deepika.”
The film will hit the shooting floor early next year. It will be shot in Mumbai and Delhi.