The Meghna Gulzar directorial based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal has finally got a title. The film starring Deepika Padukone in the lead role is titled Chhapaak. Vikrant Massey will be seen opposite Deepika in the movie.
Deepika Padukone will act and co-produce the film, based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, along with Meghna Gulzar. The actor has reportedly set up her production house and will begin shooting for the project in February next year.
Her film Talvar on the 2008 Aarushi-Hemraj twin murder case may have changed perspectives "to some extent" but it will be wrong to say it had any influence on the Allahabad High Court acquitting dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, asserts director Meghna Gulzar.
The daughter of veteran lyricist-poet Gulzar, Meghna, who showed the India-Pakistan spy drama against the backdrop of the 1971 war through the film, admitted that Alia was her first choice for the role of Sehmat.
Meghna Gulzar is helming an original series based on former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria, who was involved in many major anti-terror investigations including 1993 serial blasts and 26/11 terror attacks.
Meghna Gulzar shared her forthcoming film based on the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw will not fall under the category of a biopic. Her recent directorial Raazi, starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal has become one of the most successful films this year.
Meghna Gulzar, who is fresh out of the success of Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi, says that we need to lose the discrimination of male and female-centric films and believes that good films will work and bad films won't work.
The team of Raazi held a press conference to celebrate the success of the spy thriller. The meet was graced by a lot of stars including director Meghna Gulzar, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Soni Razdan and Karan Johar.
Parineeti Chopra was clicked during the rehearsals of her finale performance for an NGO in Mumbai on October 31, while actresses Vidya Balan and Patralekhaa were snapped at the premiere of Hansal Mehta's 'Aligarh' at MAMI Film Festival.