Is Deepika Padukone turning producer with Meghna Gulzar’s next directorial?

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    We have seen it happening more often than not that whenever an actor reaches the apogee of stardom, the next step that they take is to venture into production or direction. Bollywood’s reigning queen Deepika Padukone is set to follow the same route. According to reports, the Padmaavat (2018) star has decided to co-produce an upcoming film which will be helmed by Raazi (2018) fame Meghna Gulzar.

    A couple of days ago, speculations were rife that Deepika Padukone was about to star in an untitled film which will be directed by Meghna Gulzar. If fresh reports are to be believed, it is the same project which the actress will co-produce. A leading daily reports that Deepika has given her consent to topline Gulzar’s next project. The actor and director have, reportedly, met a couple of times and have decided to join forces for the first time.

    Talking about the plot of the untitled film, it is reportedly centred on acid attack survivor Lakshmi Agarwal’s life. Lakshmi was attacked by a man after she rejected his proposal. After the incident, she did not choose to spend her life behind closed walls. Instead, she set up her NGO and has been helping other victims ever since. Meghna Gulzar has decided to present her inspirational life on celluloid. If reports are true, the project will mount the shooting floor in February next year.

    In the past, Deepika Padukone has time and again expressed her desire to set up her own production banner and produce films which she likes. Looks like now she is finally ready to take baby steps in production.

    On the personal front, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are reportedly set to walk down the aisle in November. The duo has been dating each other for more than three years now.

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