Deepika Padukone will be seen playing real life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Photo: Twitter
"It's a very important story and it's a true life incident, so hopefully good things will come out of it.
The film also stars Vikrant Massey.
Deepika's look has been lauded by film fraternity members.
Actress Huma Qureshi reacted: "Wow! This is going to be epic", while Arjun Kapoor wrote: "Beautiful. Deepika Padukone, Meghna Gulzar and the entire team deserve to be given credit for this remarkably accurate visual portrayal."
Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia wrote: "How inspiring, interesting - more power to you gutsy ladies Deepika and Meghna - love and wishes."
The film fraternity welcomed Irrfan Khan back with open arms as the actor, who was lying low for months following neuroendocrine tumour diagnosis and treatment, took to social media to express gratitude to those who gave him love and support to help him get through his tough phase.
Actress Amy Jackson on Sunday announced that she was expecting her first child with her fiance and businessman George Panayiotou.
As the promotional campaign of Dubai Tourism concludes, superstar Shah Rukh Khan says the end of one story is the beginning of another.
Actress Katherine Heigl has been cast as the female lead in the comedy pilot “Our House.” The show centres around a devoted mom and dad, who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a child, but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture, reports variety.com.
Actor Gerard Butler says he was amazed to see the energy of 82-year-old Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman, while filming action scenes for their new film, "Angel Has Fallen."
Julianne Moore is accustomed to working with her husband, director Bart Freundlich, on set, but it was a real family affair when their daughter joined them for their latest collaboration.
Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in counterculture classics like "Easy Rider," has died.
Paule Marshall was an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations for such fiction as "Brown Girl, Brownstones," ''Daughters" and "Praisesong for the Widow."