Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao has said that he was the first choice to play the role that eventually went to Vikrant Massey in Chhapaak, directed by Meghna Gulzar and starring Deepika Padukone as an acid attack survivor, reports Hindustan Times.
Asked about if he had turned down the part, Rajkummar said in a recent chat show, “I didn’t turn it down. Of course not! I loved that script but my dates were so messed up. I’m so looking forward to that film. I kept telling Meghna and Deepika that it’s my loss.”The official first look picture and more images from the sets have been shared online and Deepika is being applauded for her look as an acid attack survivor named Malti. When the first poster came out, Rajkummar tweeted in praise of Deepika: “This is brilliant. Can’t wait to see you as Malti. It’s path breaking. More power to you Deepika.”
Talking about the extensive prosthetics work in the film, Meghna had said at an event, “You won’t be seeing Deepika, you know.