Earlier this year, Meghna Gulzar got herself a Rs 100 crore film with Alia Bhatt as the lead (Raazi). And now, she plans to work on the same blueprint of a biopic with strong female characters with Deepika Padukone on board. The actress will be essaying the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Agarwal is the flagbearer and the face of the initiative that strives to fight against acid attackers and for the victims and survivors to live freely. On the same, Agarwal was inquired about her thoughts on Deepika playing her in the film.
To this, she told Hindustan Times, “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.” Well, looks like the lady in question has also given a green signal for Deepika to step into her shoes and let the world know her story! Laxmi is thrilled to share her story and to spread the awareness about the subject that has been a daunting one.
Laxmi Agarwal was 15 when a 32-year-old man threw acid on her face citing unrequited love as the reason behind his action. However, instead of hiding her face from the society, Laxmi has now become the face of the awareness campaign that fights for acid attack survivors. Various publications in India as well as abroad has covered her story of courage and bravery. Agarwal has also been receiving tremendous support for her petition to curb the sale of acids in the country. Deepika Padukone, who will be playing her in the movie, will also be producing the film.