Deepika Padukone was recently seen in her latest release, Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar. The film is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Deepika really connected to the character and played the role convincingly. She was also seen in tears during the trailer launch. Now, reports on the Internet state that the actress has turned down Pradeep Sarkar’s biopic on Bengali courtesan Binodini Dasi as she wanted a break from working on films with heavy, emotionally draining topics post Chhapaak.
Pradeep Sarkar’s next film will be a biopic on the 19th century Bengali courtesan Binodini Dasi, who later turned theatre actress and singer. According to Bollywood Hungama, Deepika Padukone was the first to be approached by Sarkar for the lead role, however, the actress has turned it down, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was approached next. A source revealed to Bollywood Hungama, “The makers met Deepika a couple of months ago to give her a story narration. She liked the story and agreed to read the script. But then she got busy with Chhapaak promotions and kept them hanging in limbo saying that she would get back to them. Finally, her team reverted after more than a month saying that she couldn’t do the movie as she wanted to do light-hearted subjects and not heavy or serious movies, which would consume her emotionally.” ALSO READ: Chhapaak: Deepika Padukone Turns Acid-Attack Look Into TikTok Challenge; Gets Brutally Trolled On Social Media
The source further adds that Deepika Padukone is taking a break from emotionally draining projects and is looking at movies with lighter subjects- rom coms or comedy. The report also states that while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan liked the story, she is yet to give a verbal nod.
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