Deepika Padukone


Last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat (2018), Bollywood queen Deepika Padukone has been away from the silver screen for close to two years now. Her next release will be filmmaker Meghna Gulzar’s much-talked about film Chhapaak.

The film, which sees the actress in the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, is slated to release in January 2020. Chhapaak will be followed by Kabir Khan’s sports biopic ’83 wherein Deepika Padukone plays a brief but important character opposite husband Ranveer Singh. The actress is also playing Draupadi in an upcoming adaptation of Indian epic the Mahabharat.

 

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As we all know that with her forthcoming film Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone is turning producer. The latest we hear that the actress has finalized yet another project which she will co-produce and star in. Reportedly, the film in question is director Shakun Batra’s next directorial which will be a dark romantic thriller.

“Deepika Padukone’s film with Shakun has her playing the central character. Deepika shoulders the film that is a dark romantic drama where Siddhant Chaturvedi has been paired opposite her. Karan and Deepika discussed the project and the actress really loved the idea. In fact, she also spoke to Karan and they both agreed to have her on board as a co-producer,” a source close to the development revealed to an entertainment portal. According to reports, the untitled project will start rolling in February 2020.

 

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Interestingly, during the trailer launch of his next production venture Good Newwz, even producer Karan Johar had revealed that a female star of his production venture will get a credit as a co-producer and the announcement regarding the same will come out soon. Looks like the Dharma Productions’ head honcho was hinting at Deepika Padukone only.