Post playing Rani Padmavati, the epitome of elegance, beauty and sacrifice in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, earlier this year, Deepika Padukone was all set to start working on Vishal Bharadwaj’s Rani (tentative) a biopic on mafia queen Sapna Didi. However, the film hit a road-block after the male lead Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumor. We next heard reports that the film is postponed indefinitely, then heard that it is shelved and we also had the filmmaker talk about how he will not go ahead with the Sapna Didi biopic till his warrior Irrfan returns. All plans to turn the female gangster’s life story into a film was definitely off. Also Read - Deepika Padukone – Levis Advertisement Controversy: What It Is All About?
However, Deepika’s latest statement to Tings magazine proves otherwise. It was being said that now that Sapna Didi is not happening any time soon, Deepika will focus on a Hollywood project. Talking about her upcoming projects however, Deepika gave us a clear picture of what she has in store for us. She said, “There’s a film that I will begin working on soon, it doesn’t have a title yet but it’s based on a true story from one of the mafia queens. It’s actually a chapter from a book called -The Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ there is no title yet but there are references of a woman who I would say was extremely brave in doing what she did, and I just thought it was a very very inspiring story and a story that needed to be shared.” Also Read - Irrfan’s Son Babil Khan Shares Screenshot of Their WhatsApp Chat, Late Actor Used to Call Him 'Babila'
Does that mean the actress has already started prepping for the role? Is Irrfan Khan ready to get back to work? Or are the makers going ahead with the Sapna Didi biopic sans him? If so, who will now step into the talented actor’s shoes? All these questions come to mind and we hope that we get some clarity on this in the coming days. Interestingly, this also tells us that Deepika hasn’t signed any other project as yet. Which again makes us sure that Sapna Didi is happening and soon, since it will require Deepika to get into the character that she plays on screen, a lot of preparation and maintaining a body type will be required, leaving no opportunity for Deepika to start working immediately on project. Also Read - Deepika Padukone’s Rs 12,500 Oversized Shirt Deserves a Place in Your Closet| See Viral Photos
Apart from this, there are also reports that Deepika may soon sign the sequel of her Hollywood debut, xXx – Return of Xander Cage, opposite Vin Diesel.