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.”