I am always up for a challenge, says Deepika!

The numero uno queen of Hindi cinema, Deepika Padukone, is currently busy with the promotions of her forthcoming magnum opus Padmavati. Also starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, the movie is set to release theatrically on 1st December.

Right after the release of Padmavati, Deepika, who plays a royal queen in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, will move on to play a mafia queen in her next venture, tentatively titled Sapna Didi.

Also starring versatile actor Irrfan Khan in the lead role, the movie takes a fascinating look at the underbelly of the underworld in the maxim city of Mumbai.

In a recent media interaction, when Deepika was asked about the transition from playing a royal queen in Padmavati to donning the character of a feared Mumbai mafia queen in her next, she said, “I love it. I am always up for a challenge, although people around me feel like, I also feel like, I need to do something slightly less demanding, slightly less emotionally draining, but I get drawn to these kinds of films.”

Sapna Didi is based on the life of dreaded mafia queen Sapna who ruled Mumbai in the 80s. The biopic is being jointly produced by Vishal Bhardwaj, KriArj Entertainment and T-Series. The shooting of the film is expected to start soon and it will release in October 2018.