India, Aug. 22 -- Actor Deepika Padukone has two upcoming films - Chhapaak and '83. In Chhapaak she plays acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, and in the Ranveer Singh-starrer '83 she'll portray former cricketer Kapil Dev's wife Romi. The common thread in both the characters is that they are inspired by real-life women.

Known for her on-screen depiction of empowered individuals, Deepika is now meeting directors to finalise her next line-up. But, the 33-year-old isn't restricting herself to any one genre, and wants to collaborate with filmmakers who've mastered different genres.

"Deepika, who is riding high in her professional life, loves this phase of creative fertility in her career where she is able to make amazing choices. The actor is ...