The Mastani of Bollywood Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak, is currently lined-up with 5 biggies excluding Ranveer Singh's '83, which got delayed due to the pandemic crisis of COVID-19. These ventures are Shakun Batra's next with Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi, Nag Ashwin's next with Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan, The remake of The Intern, Pathan with Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham and Mahabharat. The gorgeous lady will be juggling between some of the projects to make sure the films complete on time.
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As per the Mumbai Mirror, a source close to the development said, “Pathan will be shot till midnext year, but Deepika will start work on Nag Ashwin’s next directorial with Prabhas in the first quarter of 2021. A futuristic sci-fi with lots of thrills, it will also have her performing some daredevil stunts.” The source added, . “2021 will be the first year since 2013 when Deepika will juggle multiple films. After completing these assignments by the year end, she’ll jump into the period epic, Mahabharat. Deepika plays the role of Draupadi and will get into extensive prep for it, before rolling it by early 2022. She will devote almost half the year to it.”
Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone will next be seen alongside husband Ranveer Singh's '83. Talking about Deepika Padukone coming on board, director Kabir Khan told BollywoodLife, "I think the background, the fact that her dad, Prakash Padukone was a sports superstar, that influenced her very strongly. It wasn't because Deepika had agreed to do the film that I wrote the role. Deepika liked the role, and that's why she agreed to do the film. We never initially intended it that way (Deepika being a part of the film), and as Deepika said, there's a certain support role that the family plays, and I wanted to capture that, which is why I wrote the character of Romi, and when I narrated it to Deepika, I knew it was a small role. So, I said to Deepika, 'Just listen to the film. If you like it, you'll come on board, if not, you won't come on board. She heard the film, and she knew it was about the team and the boys and Kapil. But, she just loved the script and so, she came on board."
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