Deepika Padukone is all set to return to the big screen with Meghna Gulzar’s film Chhapaak. The film revolves around the life of acid-attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The shoot started a few months ago, and the team has wrapped up its first schedule.

If reports are to be believed, it was an emotional roller-coaster for Deepika Padukone. A source told an entertainment portal, “The project is an emotional roller-coaster for Deepika. She broke down on the first day of the shoot. It happened when she was shooting for the first scene and having discussions with the filmmaker. However, Deepika was quick to regain her composure and the shoot proceeded nicely.”

Laxmi was only 15 when she was attacked by a spurned lover. At an event, Laxmi Agarwal had said, “I have never won a medal in school. Who would have thought about a biopic being made on me? I am thankful to Meghna ji for considering my work worthy enough to be converted into a film. I am also elated that a celebrity like Deepika is playing me. I just want to say that this film will be a tight slap on that attacker who thought he has ruined my life and to the society who looked at me like a criminal.”

With Chapaak, Deepika will enter into production as well. The film also stars Vikrant Massey and will release on January 10, 2020.

Deepika was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, which crossed over Rs 300 crore at the box office. The actress is also expected to be playing Ranveer Singh’s wife in the sports biopic 83. Meanwhile, on the personal front, Deepika had a golden 2018 as she married Ranveer Singh after dating him for around six years.

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