Deepika Padukone and Irrfan to collaborate in Vishal Bhardwaj's gangster film

Deepika Padukone to pair opposite her Piku co-star Irrfan in an upcoming film
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Deepika Padukone has only one Bollywood release this year and that is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. There have been no reports of the actor signing any new project. 

But now we have got to know that Deepika is all set to collaborate with Vishal Bhardwaj for the first time. Yes as per a leading tabloid, the film will be a gangster drama produced by Vishal and directed by debutant Honey Trehan. 

Based on Hussain Zaidi's book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, DP will be playing the role of mafia queen Rahima Khan popularly known as Sapna Didi. She will be paired opposite her Piku co-star Irrfan, who will be seen as a local gangster who is in love with Deepika. The premise of the film talks about how Irrfan will help her in her mission to eliminate Dawood Ibrahim.

Reports have it, Deepika loved the script and she is excited to play the role of a gangster in the film. A source close to the development of the film stated to the tabloid, " Sapna Didi had planned Dawood's execution during a cricket match in Sharjah to avenge her husband's death. Unfortunately for her, he got wind of her plans and killed her days before she could get to him. The film is expected to go on the floors by the year-end."

The film will be co-produced by Prerna Arora and she confirmed the news saying, " Yes it is true that we are producing the film along with Vishalji, who is one of the finest directors in the country. We are looking forward to this collaboration." 

She also talked about Deepika and Irrfan adding, "Yes, it is true that we are working together on this untitled venture." 

When Vishal was quizzed about it, he stated, "Honey has been a part of my life since before I made my first film.Launching him as a director after Abhishek Chaubey gives me deep joy. He will make a fine director." 

He further added, "Deepika has been asking me to write a script for her for a long time. She has heard this script and loved it. We are in an advanced stage of discussion with her."

The film will be going on floors by the end of the year. 

Are you excited to see the dimpled beauty in the role of a mafia woman? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Yes! Loved their chemistry in Piku.

Irfan means hit for me.....

Vishal Bhardwaj desperately needs a hit now. Hence Deepika.

He's producing not directing...

This is a fighter story and Taapsee was not very convincing in Naam Shabana. Deepika was a failure as Mastani the warrior queen. alia is too young. Sharadha and Anushka are too petite. Though Anushka was better in the action scenes in her first home production movie. Priyanka would be a great choice. She has that body and is immensely talented to carry a character like this. Besides her and Irfan will make a great pair.

As someone correctly pointed out, Dp please work with more widely accepted directors like Shoojit, maybe his next with Varun. I would love to see her with Varun, in a non romantic role.

Poor Kangs.....still love you muwaaahhhh!!!

Exciting,can't wait!

Kangana, priyanka,huma, tapasee,nimrat would have been better choice to play gangster. Deepika doesn't fit in this types of roles esp when delivering dialouges and she still isn't good at acting.

They were super together in Piku. Two of our hottest actors and unbelievable chemistry. Yes!

Fantastic news. I love their pairing.

Yes they had such a great chemistry in piku. I am glad we will be able to see them together again. Really excited for the movie.

I like dp but this is such a miscast. Her sensibilities don't match Vishal's. I wish she would do a movie with Homi and Shoojit. Irfan and her have great chemistry

Miscast - should be Irfan-Rani/Huma/Radhika/Kangana. Deepika looks too young for him and looks too much like a supermodel to be convincing in such a role. This will look completely unrealistic. If they are going for unrealistic and larger than life, then go for Deepika with Ranveer for example, who actually look good together.

Ugh spare ranveer, want to see him with other actresses

Ugh enough of DP and RK/RS. so sick of seeing them constantly. Actors need to try new pairings. DPlooks great with Irfan, in my opinion its her best pairing (except maybe saif)

So let's see how she does without amitabh this time... hope she works on her diction. She's laughable in fierce roles

She looks good with older men. She is a bit old to be paired with varun and Sid .

Finally she's actually taking on a different role.

150 CR budget padmavati will hardly do 100 CR in India. And VB films hardly do even 50 CR . On the other hand Alia Bhatt don't need a Khan like Deepika to deliver 100 CR film. She can do it with varun and steal the show. Next year she will have 2 100 CR Blockbusters with Rk and Rs and that too with good roles while Deepika will do this film which hardly would mint 50 CR. Time for Deepika ! Alia is new Bollywood Queen.

ok alia !

Horrible miscast, she's awful in dramatic roles. And this is her aukaat now, a debut director film. (Lol at deepika fans pretending VB is directing

What's wrong with doing a film with a debut director? Everyone has to start somewhere. This guy has casted for several amazing films. And noone's pretending VB is directing. We don't need to. It's still a Vishal Bhardwaj film, chill you hater!

Vishal's movies attract very small audience, I wish she works with directors who make movies for larger audience. Trade websites have criticized Vishal a lot recently. Don't want her efforts to get unnoticed by giving a flop.

Sounds like a good role.

I Love her...but Gangster....will I don't c her as a good choice...She may prove me wrong though

Flop

She is good undoubtedly, but the role of a gangster for her is a total misfit. She has difficulty mouthing her dialogues, and being a gangster requires manoj bajpai or ajay devgan style intensity, they could have approached an actress with a swag like Huma Qureshi, Swara . She is also too slender, tall and model like to be a gangster...

Yay happy dance. Am soooooo happy. Can't wait for it.

Elated. Good luck and god bless

who are u on twitter. i want to follow u

Very good news

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