Deepika Padukone has finally begun work on Meghna Gulzar's 'Chhapaak'
Deepika Padukone has finally begun work on her much-awaited film titled ‘Chhapaak’.
The actor shared a new behind-the-scenes picture from her upcoming film, which shows her sitting with her co-star Vikrant Massey at the script reading session of the film.
She captioned the post: “All things are ready, if our mind be so-William Shakespeare #Chhapaak @meghnagulzar @foxstarhindi @vikrantmassey87.”
The director of the film Meghna Gulzar also posted pictures on her Twitter handle which features her with her lyricist-filmmaker father Gulzar and the film’s team, who can be seen getting familiar with the script.
A team that reads together... #Chhapaak @deepikapadukone @masseysahib @foxstarhindi,” she captioned the post.
Speaking to media at the sidelines of an event recently, Deepika shared that the film will officially go on floors on Monday.
"It's so ironic that on the day of Holi, I am off to Delhi for the shooting of Chhapaak. We will start shooting it on Monday. It's a very important film and I feel that the story which we are showcasing in our film needs to be told,” she said.
Giving an essence about the story, Deepika had posted a tweet on December 24, last year, writing, "A story of trauma and triumph. And the unquashable human spirit. Elated to collaborate with Fox Star Studios on #Chhapaak."
The upcoming film is based on the life of an acid attack survivor named Laxmi Agarwal.
The 33-year-old actor will essay the role of Agarwal, who was attacked at the tender age of 15. Agarwal had to undergo several surgeries. Later, she took up the job of helping acid attack survivors and promoted campaigns to stop such attacks. Her attacker, a 32-year old man, was an acquaintance of her family. Agarwal is a well-known advocate of stricter punishments in acid attack cases.
Deepika is also co-producing the film along with Fox Star Studios.
Deepika was last seen on the big screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat'. Meanwhile, Vikrant last appeared in AltBalaji's web series titled 'Broken but Beautiful', where he played the role of a heartbroken husband who lost the love of his life in a car accident.