Ranveer-Deepika not to celebrate their first Holi together: Here's why
The entire Bollywood is in colors today, given it is Holi. However, this isn't the scene with Bollywood's IT couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, as the duo will not be with one another on their first Holi post-wedding. According to media reports, Deepika will not be in town with her husband owing to her work commitment. The Cocktail actor also confirmed the same.
Ranveer, Deepika got married in Italy on November 14, 15
To recall, Ranveer and Deepika got married in Italy's Lake Como on November 14 and 15. It was followed by a reception thrown for their Bollywood friends on December 1. They also held receptions in Bengaluru on November 21 and in Mumbai on November 28.
Reason: Deepika to begin shooting for 'Chhapaak' on Monday
Since this is Deepika's first Holi after her wedding, she was asked of the plans. To which she replied that she'll be leaving for Delhi on Holi to begin shooting for her movie Chhapaak on Monday. "It's a very important film, which needs to be told. There's no celebration, just a lot of preparation," she added. Chhapaak is based on acid-attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
Deepika begins first reading session with co-star Vikrant Massey
'Chhapaak' is a story of Laxmi's triumph in life
For the uninitiated, Chhapaak will feature the story and struggles of Laxmi, the poster girl of acid attack survivors in India. Laxmi was attacked in 2005 by a 32-year-old man named Gudda aka Naeem Khan, whose proposal she had rejected. She was 15 then. Her face and other body parts were naturally disfigured in the attack but it didn't diminish her courage and poise.
You'll see a disfigured Deepika in 'Chhapaak', says Meghna Gulzar
Meghna Gulzar, the director of the film, is ecstatic about the project, and recently spilled beans about Deepika's look in Chhapaak. She stated that the actress would be unrecognizable in the movie. "You won't be seeing Deepika, you know. You will be seeing a disfigured Deepika. There is an uncanny similarity between the survivor and Deepika," she added. Well, this certainly got us excited.
'Chhapaak' is Deepika's maiden production, actor excited to portray Laxmi
Deepika is also looking forward to the movie, since Chhapaak is based on a strong story. In an interview, she had stated that the film would narrate a story of trauma, triumph and the indomitable human spirit. In fact, she further revealed that she agreed to do the movie within just five minutes of narration. Interestingly, this will also be her maiden production venture.