Meghna Gulzar's Biopic: Rajkummar Rao Set To Appear On The Screen With Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone had been finalised for Meghna Gulzar’s Biopic on acid-attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Gulzar’s movie will take us deep into the subject of acid violence in India and the rampant sale of hazardous material like acid in India. While Deepika was chosen for the role, there were very few news on who will be cast opposite her.
Finally, Gulzar has decided to cast talent powerhouse- Rajkummar Rao. As the reports go, Rao has been approached for the role and his character plays a pivotal role in the movie. A source shares that the role may be smaller than his previous movie roles, it is an important one.
“But the role is substantial and has excited Rao. He has not yet worked with Deepika. A role that drives back home a social message has excited the actor. He did a superb cameo in Raabta which got many people talking especially for his make-up among other things,” the source said. So far, there has been no reply from Rao but a positive reply is expected soon.
Meghna Gulzar shared her views about the movie, “I am using Laxmi Agarwal as a subject because she is the most known acid fighter. Plus her case and her story has been the most relevant in terms of where legislation on acid violence, medical advancement, compensation for victims and things like that was concerned.”