Deepika to play acid attack survivor in her next

Deepika Padukone has finally locked on her next big Bollywood project. Several reports made the rounds about Deepika’s next film with the latest being Meghna Gulzar’s directorial after Raazi. Now, Mumbai Mirror has finally confirmed the news that the Padmaavat star has now taken up the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Meghna Gulzar’s next film.

Not only this, the Piku actress has also decided to turn producer with the film. “When I heard this story, I was deeply moved as it’s not just one of violence but of strength and courage, hope and victory. It made such an impact on me, that personally and creatively, I needed to go beyond and so the decision to turn producer,” Deepika said.

Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the news. He wrote, “IT’S OFFICIAL… After #Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone teams up with #Raazi director Meghna Gulzar... Deepika will portray the part of an acid attack survivor in the film.”

About casting Deepika to play Laxmi in the film, the director stated, “I was instinctively convinced that Deepika would do justice to the character and the story. Also, her physicality matched with what I’d imagined for Laxmi’s character. I’m grateful and encouraged that she was so spontaneous in her decision to do the film.”