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'You will be seeing a disfigured Deepika,' says Meghna Gulzar on film on acid attack survivor

Deepika Padukone will play the role of Laxmi Agarwal in the film. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 06, 2019, 07.51 PM (IST)

We always knew that Meghna Gulzar’s film on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal will not be a glamorous film, considering the subject of the film. It only adds to this thought as the director has now confirmed that Deepika Padukone who is roped in to play the lead role will be seen in a disfigured avatar.

Titled ‘Chhapaak’ the film will show the life story of Laxmi who fought against all odds to make a name for herself even after she was attacked mercilessly with acid, throwing her life off balance. 

At the Lit for Life 2019 event in Chennai, Meghna on the film said,  “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.”

Deepika had announced the name of the film in December on Instagram with a post that read “A story of trauma and triumph and the unquashable human spirit.” 

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Along with Deepika, the film stars Vikrant Massey who was also seen in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’.  

This will be her first film post-marriage to Ranveer Singh. She tied the knot with Ranveer in November last year in Lake Como, Italy. 

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Titled ‘Chhapaak’ the film will show the life story of Laxmi who fought against all odds to make a name for herself even after she was attacked mercilessly with acid, throwing her life off balance.