2018 has been a great year for Deepika Padukone as she was seen in an epic drama ‘Padmaavat’ which broke all the Box-office records this year. Although the actress hasn’t done any other movie this year, her grand wedding at Italy’s Lake Como with her long-term boyfriend and powerhouse of entertainment Ranveer Singh became a talk of the tinsel town.
As we have told you that the actress is soon to be seen in a movie which is based on the life of an acid attack survivor Lakshmi Aggarwal. The film is helmed by ‘Raazi’ fame Meghna Gulzar and it would be the first collaboration between the two. But this is not just about Deepika being an actor, but something else too. Deepika will be donning the hat of a director with this film.
While there were a lot of rumors surrounding the male lead in the movie, we have got a fresh update about the same. The one actor who has got the opportunity to work with the queen of millions of hearts Deepika Padukone is none other than Vikrant Massey. The same was confirmed by the director of the film Meghna Gulzar.
In a recent interview, Meghna said;
“The cast is slowly coming together. Vikrant is somebody I’ve wanted to work with since Raazi, after seeing him in A Death in the Gunj. In the film, he plays a North Indian boy who used to be a professional before he decided to become an actor, then, started a campaign against acid violence which is how he came to meet Laxmi in real life. I speak for both Deepika and myself when I say that we are both really excited to have Vikrant play this part.”
She also revealed that the film will be shot in Mumbai and Delhi and prosthetics tests are underway. Talking about the film, she said that during the research for the film the only person who came to her mind to play the lead role is Deepika. She agreed to do the film at the end of the narration. Meghna Gulzar also added,
“It was that organic because it’s such a moving story. And the decision to co-produce the film with her also happened organically because I wanted to remain close to it through the entire process,”
This has come as great news for all the Vikrant Massey fans. The actor was recently seen in Amazon Prime series 'Mirzapur'.