Deepika Padukone to play Draupadi in upcoming film; she splits beans on projects with Shah Rukh Khan, Prabhas

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Deepika Padukone is the Bollywood diva and piece of heart of her wide spread fans. The actress has played various roles in films like Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express, Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani and several others. The actress was last seen in Chhapaak and now the actress is all ready set the screens on fire. Deepika began shooting for Shakun Batra’s love story, sharing screen space with Sidharth Chaturvedi. The actress also has Pathan with Shah Rukh Khan, a film with Prabhas and two other exciting projects.

While talking to one of the magazine Deepika said that she used the lockdown period to lock exciting scripts. With a massive line up of five films, Deepika also confirmed that she will be playing Draupadi in a film based on the popular novel Palace of Illusions.

While confirming her projects, Deepika said, “It (Shakun Batra’s film) is a relationship story that we haven’t seen in Indian cinema before. Then there is Pathan, an action film with Shah Rukh Khan, next is Nag Ashwin’s multilingual film with Prabhas. Then I am doing which is a remake of Anne Hathaway’s movie The Intern, which is so relevant in today’s times when you have the millennial and the older generation coming together. And then, the most famous story coming out of our country, Mahabharata, in which I am playing Draupadi; I want to tell that story to the world.”

When Deepika was asked which is her favourite role out of the five films, she said, “That is like having five different children and being asked to choose one. I have always been someone who only says ‘yes’ to a project when it comes from my gut, and I know I have something special to offer as a character. So, it’s not like I planned it; in 2013, I remember people asked me, ‘Oh, did you plan four or five releases a year?’ No! When these films are written or offered to you, you never know how they will play out.”

She added, “This year I am going to be doing five films. I think in some ways the pandemic panned out creatively because it was a time when people in the arts were writing and they were coming to me with stories I really connected with.”

The actress also recently announced her film ‘Fighter’ with Hrithik Roshan which is slated to release next year. The actress has pulled her sleeves tight and working hard to add life in character she plays.


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