After venturing into period dramas like Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani, Deepika Padukone is marking her entry into the world of biopics. The actress will be seen portraying the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Meghna Gulzar's film. And just like us, Laxmi too feels that Deepika is the best choice to play her role in the film. Talking to Hindustan Times, Laxmi said, "I am so happy that Deepika is playing the role. I have no right to judge her. How can I judge someone for something which I can’t do. She has played wonderful characters on screen and I believe she will give her best. I want to thank Deepika ji, Meghna ji and the entire team who will be working together on the film."
Laxmi is also happy that through her biopic Meghna Gulzar will be spreading awareness about the acid attack victims. "I had signed the movie in 2016 and the official announcement has been made now," she added. The 30-year-old also expressed a desire to sing for her biopic. We hope Meghna fulfills the same. For the ones who are not aware of Laxmi's story, let us tell you that she was 15 when a 32-year-old man attacked her with acid. As he was in love with Laxmi, to avenge his love, he threw acid on Laxmi. After the horrifying incident, Laxmi has been talking about acid attacks and has been garnering support for a petition to curb the sale of acids in India.
Meanwhile, Deepika,who has signed this project after a long time, had earlier said in a statement, "When I heard the story, I was deeply moved. It is a story not just of gross violence, but of strength, courage, hope and victory. It has had such a massive impact on me that I personally and creatively needed go beyond and hence the decision to turn producer too."
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