Deepika Padukone on Laxmi Agarwal film: It’s a story that needs to be toldhttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/deepika-film-on-laxmi-agarwal-acid-attack-survivor-meghna-gulzar-shooting-5493595/

Deepika Padukone on Laxmi Agarwal film: It’s a story that needs to be told

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.

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Deepika Padukone’s next is a film based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.

Actor Deepika Padukone, who will next be seen on-screen playing the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Meghna Gulzar’s yet untitled film, says they will start working on the film early next year.

Deepika was interacting with the media at Nicklodean Kids Choice Awards 2018 here on Thursday.

Laxmi was attacked at the age of 15 and she had to undergo several surgeries. Later, she took up the job of helping acid attack survivors and continues to promote campaigns to stop acid attacks.

She even received the US State Department’s International Women of Courage Award in 2014 from the former US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Deepika will also turn producer with the film.

“We will start working on the film early next year. I think it’s a story that needs to be told. It’s a very important story and it’s a true life incident, so hopefully, good things will come out of it.”

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Meghna Gulzar had met Laxmi Agarwal recently. (Photo: Laxmi Agarwal/Facebook)

Deepika, daughter of legendary badminton player Prakash Padukone, made her film debut with Om Shanti Om, and went on to become part of successful films like Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.

She is considered one of the top female actors of the Hindi film industry.

“It obviously feels nice because it’s a result of hard work. It is not something that has fallen in my lap.

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“I think today, I will pass on the same message to kids who are present over here that to work hard, believe in your dreams and have fun while you are at it. Life is not only about coming first or being at the top, but it’s about having fun and enjoying the process.”