After Chhapaak’s release, Deepika had announced that she would be doing a project on the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The actress also confirmed publically that she would play the role of Draupadi in the movie. Also, there were talks about the film being based on the novel, Palace of Illusions, which narrated the epic from Draupadi’s point of view. However, as much as the team seemed excited about the movie, Draupadi is currently put on hold.
Deepika Padukone Starrer Draupadi Put on Hold Because of THIS Reason
A Bollywood Hungama’s report says, “They announced the film because everyone was excited about bringing something as fascinating and iconic as Mahabharata on the big screen, however, over the last 2 years, they have not been able to lock on a director. The team explored several big names, but couldn’t align to the vision of any. One of the many directors in the race to direct Draupadi was Vishal Bharadwaj, but things fell through. After all these years, buzz is, the film is finally put on hold for the time being and will be revived at a later time frame.”
Deepika also switched her focus from Mahabharata to other smaller movies. She currently has her focus aligned on movies like Shakun Batra’s next and The Intern, as also the big superstar action spectacles like Pathan, Fighter and Prabhas’ next film with Nag Ashwin.
“They are still keen to make it and will certainly revive it at the right time, on getting the right director. It’s an ambitious film, and requires a certain kind of command over the craft as bringing an epic to the screen is a big responsibility.”
As per the current times, she is one of the busiest actors of Bollywood alongside Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.
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