During a recent interview, producer Madhu Mantena revealed that Deepika Padukone’s film based on Mahabharata is very much in works. He said that they will begin shooting for the film after completing Ramayana. Read details.
It was announced back in 2019 that Deepika Padukone will play the central character in a film based on Mahabharata. While the actress expressed excitement about playing Draupadi, Deepika and the makers didn’t give any official updates about the project post that. Now, during a recent interview, producer Madhu Mantena has opened up about the film and revealed that the film with Deepika Padukone will begin after he is done with Ramayana.
MADHU REVEALS FILM BASED ON MAHABHARATA WITH DEEPIKA WILL GO ON FLOORS AFTER RAMAYANA
In October 2019, it was revealed that the film based on Mahabharata will be made from Draupadi’s point of view. During a recent interview with Pinkvilla, producer Madhu Mantena confirmed the same and gave out more information about his other upcoming projects.
Besides working with Deepika in the film based on Mahabharata, Madhu also has another mythological tale, Ramayana. Madhu Mantena informed that while Deepika Padukone’s Draupadi is very much in the making, he’s taking Ramayana first. “Deepika and I are making it (the film based on Mahabharata) together, but it’s going to be Ramayana first,” said Madhu Mantena.
“These things take time and we don’t want to be irresponsible in our approach. Deepika and I are trying to do the Mahabharata from Draupadi’s point of view because we want the people to understand who Draupadi is. There is a lot of research that’s going on (as we speak),” added Madhu.
WHY DID DEEPIKA PADUKONE AGREE TO PLAY DRAUPADI?
Talking further about Deepika Padukone’s upcoming project, Madhu Mantena revealed why the actress decided to play Draupadi.
“Deepika is not making this film because she is an actor, she is making it because she and I strongly feel that it’s a great story that is to be told from Draupadi’s point of view. We are working hard to put everything together. These projects do take time, and we all know that. These are not small responsibilities, we are looking to create a world which has not been seen before,” added the producer.
WHO WILL BE SEEN IN RAMAYANA?
While an official confirmation is still awaited, speculation is that Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and Mahesh Babu may play the main roles in Madhu Mantena’s Ramayana. According to Pinkvilla, the producer will make an official announcement on the star-cast around Diwali.
Deepika Padukone will soon be seen opposite Ranveer Singh in Kabir Khan’s 83. The actress recently wrapped up the shooting of Shakun Batra’s yet-to-be-titled film with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. Deepika also has Pathan, Fighter, The Intern and an untitled project with Prabhas in her kitty.
News source : INDIA TODAY