Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial – Sapna Didi biopic titled Rani, starring Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, was all set to go on floors. However, the film has now been postponed. The shoot has been deferred indefinitely following Irrfan’s health scare. While there have been reports that the actor has caught jaundice, followed by rumours that he is battling brain cancer, those close to the Hindi Medium star have come out to confirm that while it is a rare disease that the actor is undergoing treatment for, it is not any of the aforementioned diseases. Also Read - Ranveer Singh Gets Most Difficult Role of His Career as he Signs Shankar's Anniyan - All You Need to Know About Film
Even Deepika is ailing from a severe back problem and therefore, Prerrna Arora of KriArj Entertainment, the producer of the Sapna Didi biopic, has decided to postpone the film’s shoot till both the lead actors are in a better shape. While DP may be able to return to the sets soon, Irrfan, who has reportedly left for the US for further treatment, might take some time to be get back in top form and get on the sets. In such a scenario, it is only certain for Sapna Didi to get delayed further. This leaves us wondering if Deepika will take this time to start on a new project which her Piku co-star recuperates. Also Read - Deepika Padukone Resigns as MAMI Chairperson - What Does it Mean And Why is it Important?
Interestingly, sources were of the opinion that she would join Rohit Shetty – Ranveer Singh’s Simmba as the lead actress. But after she went on board Sapna Didi biopic, she devoted her dates to Bharadwaj’s film, letting go of Simmba. But now that the biopic might take some time to go on floors, that gives DP scope to join RS. The film remains without a leading lady. Even as Ranveer has started prepping for the cop drama, there is no news about who will play his onscreen love interest. DP and Ranveer are a hit pair – on and off screen and she has already worked with and impressed director Shetty in Chennai Express. Also Read - BAFTAs 2021 Honour Irrfan Khan And Rishi Kapoor Alongside Chadwick Boseman, Sean Connery
Fans will only be glad if she does come on board this one. We can only wish and wait for an official announcement while also hoping that Irrfan Khan gets well soon and ready to regale us on the big screen.