Deepika Padukone says playing Draupadi in Mahabharata retelling is the 'role of a lifetime'
In a recent interview, actor Deepika Padukone revealed that her next project after Chhapaak and ‘83 will be a new retelling of epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Draupadi.
“We all know the Mahabharat for its mythological tales and socio-cultural influence. We derive many of life’s lessons from the epic. But the narrative we are most familiar with is that of the epic’s leading men. This new perspective will be not only interesting but also significant,” she said. The film will be a multi-part franchise and the first part will release on Diwali 2021. She will collaborate with producer Madhu Mantena on the project.
Deepika will next be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak, a movie based on the true-story of Laxmi Aggarwal an acid attack survivor. Chhapaak also stars Vikrant Masset and is set to release in January.
She will also be a part of Kabir Khan’s ‘83, in which she stars with her husband and actor Ranveer Singh.