Deepika Padukone to Pro­duce Meghna Gulzar’s Next On Acid At­tack Sur­vivor


Deepika Padukone has come on board to es­say the role of the pro­tag­o­nist in Meghna Gulzar’s next, as had been spec­u­lated in an ear­lier re­port. The ac­tress, who will also turn pro­ducer for the project, will por­tray Laxmi Agar­wal, an acid at­tack sur­vivor in the film. Deepika con­firmed the news in a state­ment to Mum­bai Mirror, and said that when she heard the story, she was pro­foundly im­pacted by it, which pro­pelled her to take on the role of the pro­ducer as well.

“Us­ing Laxmi’s story as a lens, we are at­tempt­ing to ex­plore these as­pects and the con­se­quences of acid-re­lated vi­o­lence in our so­ci­ety. Aware­ness is the first step to­wards change”, Meghna told ad­ding, “Deepika was per­fect for the role since her phys­i­cal­ity matched with what I had imag­ined for Laxmi.”

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