Deepika Padukone seems to have chosen Meghna Gulzar over Vishal Bhardwaj by agreeing to play the acid attack victim Laxmi as her next role.
Vishal was to direct Deepika in a true-life story of a female gangster named Sapna Didi. But the project stood “indefinitely postponed” as its leading man Irrfan fell seriously ill. Now, sources say, Sapna Didi has been shelved.
“It’s much too late for Sapna Didi now and Deepika has moved on. She finds Meghna’s script on acid victim Laxmi far more relevant and interesting,” says a source.
It remains to be seen how this role-swap affects Meghna and Bhardwaj’s relationship. While the former is the much-revered Gulzar’s biological daughter, the latter is like his son, and Vishal treats Meghna like his younger sister....