Deepika Padukone is enjoying some much-needed break post the release of her historical drama, Padmaavat. The actress is yet to sign her next movie and we are waiting for her to make an official announcement soon. She was earlier in talks with Vishal Bharadwaj to star in ‘Sapna Didi’ – a movie opposite actor Irrfan Khan. The movie was a true story based on the life of one of the Mafia Queens of Mumbai. However, after the actor was diagnosed with a critical ailment, the same project was put on a back burner. Vishal, who was supposed to direct the movie was adamant on starting it with Irrfan and he believed that the Piku star is a warrior and he will come back stronger. Post that incident, DP fans are still waiting for her to sign her next and guess, the actress is finally ready with all the details.
Deepika Padukone, who became the only Indian actress to feature as the cover girl for Tings, London, had a brief interaction with the magazine. She discussed her future projects, her fetish for cleaning and why essaying a strong role in Padmaavat was so important to her. When the actress was asked about the details of her next project or rather what’s in pipeline, she mentioned details of the movie that was similar to Bharadwaj’s Sapna Didi. “There’s a film that I will begin working on soon, it doesn’t have a title yet but it’s based on a true story from one of the mafia queens. It’s actually a chapter from a book called “The Mafia Queens of Mumbai” there is no title yet but there are references of a woman who I would say was extremely brave in doing what she did, and I just thought it was a very very expiring story and a story that needed to be shared,” she said. The movie in question here sounds like Sapna Didi, right? So did the actress just reveal that her movie will go on floors without Irrfan Khan? Because the last we heard, he was still taking his treatment in London. Or is this a completely new project with a different filmmaker? Well, only she can answer this and we hope she does it soon.
Meanwhile, there are also reports that Ms. Padukone will sign the sequel of her debut American movie, xXx – Return of Xander Cage. The fourth film in the franchise will go on floors in December this year and it is expected that she will come on board with Vin Diesel once again. Speaking about her career in Hollywood, DP said, “In the future, I’d love to work on American films. I really enjoy exchanging energies with new actors and working in a language I don’t usually work in. I found all of that to be very very exciting.”