All eyes are on Deepika Padukone this year because she has some big movies in her pussy. Whether it’s starring in Shah Rukh Khan with Pathan or teaming up with Madhu Mantena to produce and direct a chapter of the Indian epic Mahabharata, there is plenty to do. But it looks like there might be a big obstacle in our path to happiness.
Just months before the release of her first production, Chhapaak, Deepika announced that she would team up with Madhu Mantena to produce this magnificent opus from our mythology. The actress has also confirmed that she will be playing the titular role of Draupadi in the film. There was speculation in the trade that the film is based on the novel, Palace of Illusions, which told the epic from Draupadi’s perspective. But, it can be put on hold for now. Keep scrolling to find out why?
“They announced the film because everyone was excited to bring something as compelling and iconic as Mahabharata to the big screen, however, over the past 2 years, they haven’t been able to lock one. director. The team explored several big names, but couldn’t align with anybody’s vision. One of the many directors in the race to direct Draupadi was Vishal Bharadwaj, but things failed. After all these years the buzz is, the film is finally on hold for now and will be relaunched later, ”a trade source told Bollywood Hungama of conversations in the industry.
Deepika Padukone has also shifted her focus from Mahabharata to smaller films like Shakun Batra’s Next and The Intern, as well as big superstar action shows like Pathan, Fighter and Prabhas’ upcoming film starring Nag Ashwin. She also explores other subjects to create a formidable line-up; however, at that time; Draupadi stagnates without any progress.
“They’re still keen to do it and will definitely relaunch it at the right time, getting the right director. It’s an ambitious film and requires a certain type of mastery of the craft, because bringing an epic to the screen is a big responsibility. In the past, Deepika has described Draupadi as the role of a lifetime, and given her passion and commitment to this project, we won’t be surprised to see him reborn sooner than expected, once she gets through. time to breathe and that it will have made the current commitments of its system.
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