Vikrant Massey opposite Deepika Padukone in 'Chhapaak'

19th December 2018

The upcoming social drama titled 'Chhapaak' helmed by 'Raazi' fame director Meghna Gulzar is reportedly based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Deepika Padukone will play the acid attack victim, makers revealed that Vikrant Massey is roped in to play the lead paired opposite the 'Padmaavat' actress.

More importantly, Deepika has turned in as the producer of the film as well. An elated Vikrant tweeted, "Honoured to be part of #Chhapaak! Thank you @meghnagulzar Ma'am for giving me this opportunity & believing in me. Looking forward to working with the supremely talented @DeepikaPadukone" While a welcoming Deepika wrote, "Welcome to the team @masseysahib !!!Thrilled to have you on board!!!" 

Speaking about the character of Vikrant, director Meghna said, "He is a north Indian man who used to be a professional but decides to leave it all and become an actor. And then starts this campaign against acid attack violence. I’m glad Vikrant is a part of the film and I think I can speak for both Deepika and me that we’re really excited that he is playing this part."

The film revolves around the life of Laxmi Agarwal 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 promoted campaigns to stop acid attacks. She even received the US State Department's International Women of Courage Award in 2014 from Michelle Obama.