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Deepika Padukone currently has two films in her kitty, Chhapaak and ’83. There have been reports of her starring in Luv Ranjan’s next, but nothing has been officially announced. Today, at an event in Mumbai, the actress revealed that she is doing a dark film but it’s in the romantic space.

The actress said, “I have found a film that I am likely to do early next year but it’s not light. It’s quite dark but still in the romance space.”

Reportedly, Luv Ranjan’s film with Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone has been shelved after Ajay opted out of it. It is said that Ranjan is now planning to make a different film with Ranbir and Deepika. We wonder if Deepika was talking about Ranjan’s at the event as there were reports that the film will go on the floors in February next year. Well, we can only wait for an official announcement now.


At the event, the actress also spoke about Chhapaak. She said, “With Chhapaak, the process was exhausting. We had to get the prosthetics done for like three hours and another hour to take it off. Emotionally I have never been as burnt out as I felt after that.”

“On the last day, I asked Meghna to get made an extra piece. We got that, only for me to burn it at pack up. It was a hospital scene, we finished that and I took off my face (prosthetic), had a shower, took this extra piece, went to a corner, threw alcohol on it and burnt it,” she added.

Deepika was last seen on the big screen in Padmaavat in which she played the role of Rani Padmavati. Her next release is Chhapaak in which she plays a role inspired by acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, and then in ’83, she plays the role of Romi Dev. We must say that Deepika likes to play roles based on real-life people.