Actress Deepika Padukone’s next film with Irrfan Khan, her Piku co-star, will hit the screens on October 2 next year, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The untitled film stars Deepika, 31, as a mafia queen while Irrfan, 50, plays a local gangster. The film will be co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and directed by Honey Trehan, who has previously worked with the filmmaker in Maqbool, Omkara and Kaminey. News agency IANS earlier reported that the film is based on journalist S Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens Of Mumbai, On Saturday, media reports of the film releasing on October 2, 2018 went viral on social media.
Based on Femme Fatale, a part of S Hussain Zaidi’s novel titled, “Mafia Queens of Mumbai” it narrates the tale of Rahima Khan, who had decided to kill the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Popularly referred to as Sapna Didi, she decided to take revenge for her husband’s death caused by Dawood. Only, the underworld king found out about her plan, and killed her before she could execute her plan.
This is the first time Deepika is working with Mr Bhardwaj. “I think Deepika is one the finest actresses that we have in the country. She is combination of superstar and good actor. It’s a rare combination that a performer is a superstar and at the same time has great acting abilities. Deepika is one of them,” he told IANS.
Meanwhile, Deepika also has Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama Padmavati in the pipeline, in which she co-stars with Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Deepika plays the title character while Shahid stars as her husband Raja Ratan Singh and Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji. A release date for Padmavati hasn’t been finalised as of yet.
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