It’s official: Vikrant Massey to star opposite Deepika Padukone!

The year of 2018 has been a great year for Deepika Padukone. The actor who announced her next film with Meghna Gulzar based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggrawal will star Vikrant Massey opoosite her. The film will be titled ‘CHHAPAAK’ which means the sound of water splash!

It’s official: Vikrant Massey to star opposite Deepika Padukone! It’s official: Vikrant Massey to star opposite Deepika Padukone! Source : press

The year of 2018 has been a great year for Deepika Padukone who started the year with a power packed performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Padmaavat' alongside now husband Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor; and got hitched to long-term boyfriend Ranveer Singh and has recently been touted as the Top actor of Indian Cinema in 2018 as per renowned film portal IMDb.


The actor who took a break post ‘Padmaavat' announced her next film with ‘Raazi' director Meghna Gulzar. The film is based on the acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal. And now amid speculations of Rajkumar Rao playing the male lead opposite her; a Mumbai Mirror report has announced that it will be Vikrant Massey who will essay the part of Laxmi's former partner Alok Dixit. The film will be titled ‘CHHAPAAK' which means the sound of water splash!


The film is based on Laxmi; was a school student when she was attacked by a man who had proposed her for marriage. Talking about the film, which is expected to go on floors in March next year Laxmi is quoted saying in an earlier interview to a daily," "I believe art is art. I am so happy that Deepikaji 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. I am glad that the movie will spread awareness and will help people who are victims of such incidents to come out of it. They will get inspired that if she can do it then why not us."


Confirming the reports of Vikrant being a part of the film; director Meghna Gulzar 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."


Vikrant has previously been seen in films like Half Girlfriend, Dil Dhadkne Do, Lootera and Lipstick Under My Burkha. However, it was his stint in ‘A Death In The Gunj' that made audiences and makes sit upright and take notice of this talent house. 


This film also marks Deepika's debut as a co-producer.