Deepika Padukone who featured in periodical movies like Padmavaat, Bajirao Mastani will be seen in another one now. This time, she is all set to play the role of Draupadi in a retelling of Mahabharata from the views of Draupadi.
Deepika Padukone who also will be co-producing the movie announced, “I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to be playing the role of Draupadi. I truly believe that it is the role of a lifetime. While the Mahabharata is popularly known for its mythological tales and cultural influence, many of life’s lessons are also derived from the Mahabharata but most often from its men. Telling it with this fresh and new perspective will not only be interesting but also very significant.”
Filmmaker Madhu Mantena, who was earlier a Phantom Films quartet with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl, emphasised the film’s USP is it being told through Draupadi’s narrative: “While we have all consumed the Mahabharata all our lives, the uniqueness of our film is seeing the same story from the point of view of Draupadi, who is one of the most significant heroines in our country’s cultural history.”
On the work front now, Deepika Padukone is working on Chhapaak.