Deepika Padukone Roped In To Play Draupadi In "Mahabharat"

Mohnish Singh |Oct 25, 2019

Deepika Padukone will not be only playing the female lead in the film, she will also co-produce the project with Madhu Mantena. The project will be made in several parts.

Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat (2018), has announced her next film. She will play the character of Draupadi in the upcoming movie titled Mahabharat.

The multi-crore project is set to be made from the point of view of Draupadi, and Deepika Padukone has come onboard to play the central character in it. Aside from playing the female lead, she has also collaborated with producer Madhu Mantena to co-produce the film.

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Deepika Padukone turned producer with her upcoming film Chhapaak. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the biographical drama is inspired by the life of acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. Also starring Vikrant Massey, Chhapaak is set to enter theatres on 10th January, 2019.

The actress will start shooting for her second production, Mahabharat, soon. Deepika Padukone said in a statement:


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In his statement, producer Madhu Mantena said,


Mahabharat will be made in a series of parts with the first one scheduled to enter theatres in Diwali 2021.


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