Deepika Padukone confirms playing Draupadi in upcoming film, opens up on projects with Shah Rukh Khan, Prabhas

Elaborating on her projects, Deepika Padukone revealed that she used the lockdown period to lock exciting scripts and now has a massive line up of five to six films at least.
Deepika Padukone confirms playing Draupadi in upcoming film, opens up on projects with Shah Rukh Khan, Prabhas.
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While many actors in Bollywood had a no show at the box office in 2020 due to the pandemic, Deepika Padukone was seen in Chhapaak which did not yield the desired result. The actress is now back in action and has been shooting non-stop since the last three months. For the unversed, post lockdown, Deepika began shooting for Shakun Batra's love story. 

The actress also has Pathan with Shah Rukh Khan, a film with Prabhas and two other exciting projects. Elaborating on her projects, Deepika told Femina magazine that she used the lockdown period to lock exciting scripts. With a massive line up of five films, Deepika also confirmed that she will be playing Draupadi in a film based on the popular novel Palace of Illusions.  

Confirming her projects, Deepika said, "It (Shakun Batra's film) is a relationship story that we haven’t seen in Indian cinema before. Then there is Pathan, an action film with Shah Rukh Khan, next is Nag Ashwin’s multilingual film with Prabhas. Then I am doing which is a remake of Anne Hathaway’s movie The Intern, which is so relevant in today’s times when you have the millennial and the older generation coming together. And then, the most famous story coming out of our country, Mahabharata, in which I am playing Draupadi; I want to tell that story to the world." 

When asked which is her favourite role out of the five films, Deepika said, "That is like having five different children and being asked to choose one. I have always been someone who only says ‘yes’ to a project when it comes from my gut, and I know I have something special to offer as a character. So, it’s not like I planned it; in 2013, I remember people asked me, ‘Oh, did you plan four or five releases a year?’ No! When these films are written or offered to you, you never know how they will play out." 

She added, "This year I am going to be doing five films. I think in some ways the pandemic panned out creatively because it was a time when people in the arts were writing and they were coming to me with stories I really connected with." The actress also recently announced her film 'Fighter' with Hrithik Roshan which is slated to release next year.   

Well, we definitely cannot wait to see Deepika in such varied roles. 

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Anonymous 1 month ago

Kat PR is posting so many negative articles and fake news about Deepika. - Dp is no more part of Prabhas film - Fighter is actually Bang Bang 2 - Draupadi is not happening - Intern is not happening - Deepika's role is on the lines of Katrina's zoya - fight between the assistant and Director on the sets of Pathan. - Lol Fun fact is: - Prabhas film producer cleared it is a rumour already. - Writer of fighter already said it is an original story. - Draupadi and Intern still mentioned by Dp in interviews, her website. Ahem, prs should've done some homework! Post this please pv

Anonymous 1 month ago

Deepika PR stop being so obsessed with Katrina. World knows who uses PR to attack others. Deepika used Fake Depression for years to attack Katrina.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kat PR is so jealous of Deepika and her success. First they spread rumours about her being kick out of Prabhas film which director cleared now spreading lies that draupati is shelved. Jobless

Anonymous 1 month ago

Katrina's over active PR is on fire here.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What has happened to the makers? Druggist playing Draupadi? Speechless

Anonymous 1 month ago

Most of them are male oriented. She cant carry a film on her shoulder alone after a decade in films. We saw that with chapaak. Also she might need to slow down i feel. Have kids and enjoy life outside films??? No?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Says a kat fan lol who can't carry a film on her shoulders. Chappak is in the list of best film and best performances of 2020. Kat is known for doing cameos in big heroes films and has not give a hit in 2 decades by herself. We saw fitoor, Phantom and Bbd. Go get married and have kids Pist katvilla

Anonymous 1 month ago

very beautiful lady but major work of PR and mediocre actress. Silly Fans

Anonymous 1 month ago

That's Katrina

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thanks Ranveer. Got maal?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Idiot there is only one Queen and that's Kangana. Doing 15 mins role in Superstar film is what Deepika is capable of. Nobody in their right mind will offer Deepika roles like Thalivi, Dhakad, Tejas or Manikarnika. If you add up the screen time of Deepika in 83, Srk film, Prabhas film and Hritik film then still it will be less than Kangana's screen time in any of her upcoming film. The measure of an Actress stardom is not from how many big hits she has given but if she gets women centric films. Kangana is the Hero of her every film. She don't need Khan's, Hritik, Akshay, Prabhas, Ranveer or Ranbir to deliver hits like Deepika, Anushka, Katrina or Kareena.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kangana was already worked with big stars like khan Hritik Shahjd etc.

Anonymous 1 month ago

deepika.........sounds funny.......her identity is Deepika has project with sHAh ruh khan and prabhas...............he is quite funny...........ALAS SH HAS NO IDENTITY OF HERSELF

Anonymous 1 month ago

DEPRESSION PADUKONE*

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kat sounds so funny. Her identity is tiger with Salman and a movie with Vijay. She has no identity of her own.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Deepika has her identity. That's Deepika Padukone the superstar.

Anonymous 1 month ago

deepressika desperate pr is hyper active now a days>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous 1 month ago

Depressrina kaif PR is over active these days Post

Anonymous 1 month ago

All Kangana gets are low budget movies rejected by A-listers. Then she talks like she is big thing. She and Taapsee are on same level. If content is good then movie is hit. For those low budget movies even if they make 20 crores they will be hit

Anonymous 1 month ago

no one wants druggie deepika in draupadi hence she sign little roles in big male stars films lets see how her fans will degrade katrina now. who has first superhero film sriram raghvan film with vijay sethupathi zoya's gangster drama phonebhoot tiger 3 and dharma film

Anonymous 1 month ago

How do you know Deepika has small roles? Prouducer/director/team member or writer? Kat fans should be the last one to talk about small roles in big heroes films. World knows kat has small roles in big heroes films since 2005 . Her super heroine film has no producers thus OTT release. Rest movies have big heroes and movie with Ranveer is a work of her over enthusiastic PR. Kat fans stop degrading Deepika. Focus on your idol. You Katrina's PR aka pv post

Anonymous 1 month ago

Super heroine film is OTT lol mo producers, small roles in big heroes film tiger, Sooryavanshi, vijay next and phonebhoot. Zoya film with Ranveer is not announced or hinted . Kat PR is spreading lies and desperate for Ranveer. If it happened then again Ranveer the big male hero. Deepika has big roles in all films. Kat fans is jealous abd degrading Deepika .

Anonymous 1 month ago

No one wants an e s__t in their films. Vjence small roles in big heroes films. Let see how her fans degrade Deepika now who has draupati, the intern , shakun Batra next, dhoom4, PRABHAS next, pathan and fighter. Post this please pv be fair to all the fandom. Why aren't you? Paid na

Anonymous 1 month ago

Deepika has so many back to back lineups, she definitely is the busiest actress currently. Now where are the idiots who said that her career will finish after marriage? Just get a life haters! Your hate will never bring the Queen down from her position, because her fans are her strength and her support system and she herself is a strong and daring woman, with a voice, who knows that no matter whatever you do, some dumbos will always criticise you and judge you. But wise people will always appreciate you, if what you are doing is good. This is why she doesn't even give a damn to her haters, and poor haters, try their best tobring her down, but instead she emerges even stronger and successful.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What Kangana earns doing 10 movies Deepika earns doing 10 min role. That is star power

Anonymous 1 month ago

How dare you to compare Queen Deepika with stupid Kangana ? Deepika is a great actress she is not like your kangana,who use electric horse for her role.she was learnt horse riding for her roles. She is equal to male actors.she is not less then Ranveer Ranbir and Prabhas.she has equal roles in her films opposite to male actors.her film chhapaak was earn more then your so called queen's films on box office

Anonymous 1 month ago

What kangana is Queen ? Yeah right she is a Queen of flops

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yes I really agree with you

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ok thats why deepika is the highest paid actress in India right now. Prabhakar,Ranveer and Ranbir are equal to Deepika. Just because they are male actors and Deepika is female it doesn't mean she is less then male actors. She is a successful actress and producer. She is also producing a films like dhrupati,the intern and 83. And who told you she is having only 15 mins roles in the films ? Also her movie chhapaak earn more then kangana's panga and jmhk on box office.( after having a clesh with big badget films and controvercies). She said she is doing comic in 83. She is charging 14 cr for comic. She is not like kangana because she didn't use electric horse for her role in BM. She has learn horse riding and use real horse....Pinkvilla plz be fair and post my comment...plz be fair pv

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thanks Ranveer. Got maal?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Idiot there is only one Queen and that's Kangana. Doing 15 mins role in Superstar film is what Deepika is capable of. Nobody in their right mind will offer Deepika roles like Thalivi, Dhakad, Tejas or Manikarnika. If you add up the screen time of Deepika in 83, Srk film, Prabhas film and Hritik film then still it will be less than Kangana's screen time in any of her upcoming film. The measure of an Actress stardom is not from how many big hits she has given but if she gets women centric films. Kangana is the Hero of her every film. She don't need Khan's, Hritik, Akshay, Prabhas, Ranveer or Ranbir to deliver hits like Deepika, Anushka, Katrina or Kareena.

Anonymous 1 month ago

very beautiful lady but major work of PR and mediocre actress. Silly Fans

Anonymous 1 month ago

Talking about Katrina

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lol. Get Kangana to play Gandhari next and Kareena to play Kunti! Kuch bhi!

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is also too South Indian looking for Drapaudi. And actually her acting skills are so poor, that she didn't even shine in south Indian roles like Chennai Express. Even nepokid Sonakshi Sinha would be a better choice for Drapaudi.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ok Sonakshi

Anonymous 1 month ago

Please dont touch Mahabharat

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lady star who always needs Prabhas, Hrithik, SRK , Sankay leela Bhansali.. and dependent on them..

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thats Katrina who always needs Khans Hrithik Akshay ali. She depends on them

Anonymous 1 month ago

6 films back to back ..wow what a lineup for Deepika..also she is producing 3 films...all the best deepika

Anonymous 1 month ago

Totally wrong choice for this. Firstly she is too old to play such a part. Then perhaps most importantly, she is too big a star to play the role. For these kinds of mythological characters you should bring unknown actors in who fit the part and the audience can connect with the character. Here people will just be watching DP wearing fancy costumes trying to be some version of Draupadi. Too bad. Pls post PV.

Anonymous 1 month ago

one thing is good when Rahul post "lady superstar" without taking DP name, all Kat fans start talking about DP only. Thus they admit she is the ONLY LADY SUPERSTAR in Bollywood, post

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lol Deepika is not a flop star. We all know. Kat fans chill. Your idol is a flop star in real life. Whatv scam ? He lied and Deepika exposed him. Truth should be posted pv plz. We know you are paid by kat PR to post anti Deepika comments

Anonymous 1 month ago

after lady superstar he also said it is a scam and her film is put on hold cause lady superstar in real life is a flop star

Anonymous 1 month ago

One source post a blind Draupati is shelved and KATRINA FANS start attacking Deepika. Claim its a credible source but when same source post about her doing Dhoom 4 so it was a her PR and a lie. LOL

Anonymous 1 month ago

Poor kat fans . they are so jealous of DP lineup and success because their flop item girl doesn't have any good role and line.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ok Katrina's fans. Now stop using SSR for your agendas and hating on a successful superstar

Anonymous 1 month ago

We are not Katrina fans we are SSR fans who want to fight for justice and get this hypocrites of Bollywood god will punish them all and he is by flopping their careers. And if U think ssr is paying me to say this idk what to say to u

Anonymous 1 month ago

Lol at her haters and Kat fans who were hell bent to prove Draupati was shelved

Anonymous 1 month ago

katrina fans

Anonymous 1 month ago

She has IQ of a 3 years old child. Lol

Anonymous 1 month ago

better than you kat

Anonymous 1 month ago

I wish u all the vry best for ur projects..excited to watch all of them

Anonymous 1 month ago

Most of them are male oriented. She cant carry a film on her shoulder alone after a decade in films. We saw that with chapaak. Also she might need to slow down i feel. Have kids and enjoy life outside films??? No?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Says a kat fan whose idol can't carry a film on her shoulder and need controversies. First ibiza, then salman, then terry, then ranbir, then depression, then no father , and most recently one being a cocaine addict. Post this please pv. If you can post nasty comments about Deepika by kat PR so why not posting replies. You are ignoring fans comments. But posting hate comments. Proved you are paid.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Deepika can't carry a film on her own shoulder always need controversy first toi controversy, then my choice then ranbir and vin and after that whole lot of depression and after that JNU and latest and most interesting one is being a druggie

Anonymous 1 month ago

LOL KAT FANS . DP HAS MEATY ROLES AND IS NOT A CAMEO QUEEN IN MALE OREINTED FILMS. KAT CANT CARRY A FILM ON HER SHOULDERS IN 2 DECADES. WE SAW BBD , PHANTOM, BOOM, AND FITOOR. CHAPAK IS IN THE LIST OF BEST FILM AND BEST ACTING OF 2020. IT MADE MONEY WITH A CLASH AND BOYCOTT. TIME FOR KATRINA TO GO BACK TO UK AND GET MARRIED AND HAVE KIDS . HER TIME IS TICKING POST THIS KATVILLA, IF YOU CAN POST NASTY COMMENTS BY YOUR FAV FANS SO WHY NOT A FAIR CRITCISM AND FACT ABOUT KAT?

Anonymous 1 month ago

What has happened to the makers? Druggist playing Draupadi? Speechless

Anonymous 1 month ago

better than an Es---t draupti

Anonymous 1 month ago

The women is married.. leave them alone..

Anonymous 1 month ago

wait isn't she a flop already?

Anonymous 1 month ago

katrina is flop

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thats KATRINA

Anonymous 1 month ago

thats KATRINA.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Nah! That's kangana.

Anonymous 1 month ago

she can and will love to act with 5 husbands with her experience of affairs she has had . Defined cannot be compared to our beloved pious Draupadi but a serial premarital affair holder !

Anonymous 1 month ago

True

Anonymous 1 month ago

Mistaken her as Kat.

Anonymous 1 month ago

How dare you! Don't you dare compare Draupadi and Pandav marriage with regular relationships. That marriage was made on strategy, politics and securing a Kingdom. These relationships are fly by events. Just shut up!

Anonymous 1 month ago

an outsider, someone new

Anonymous 1 month ago

Very well then, let’s see who else is good ?? Kareena ? Aah she had live in relation for .. too many years with ex and now married, wait Alia ? Aah looks like a child cartoon..with share of affairs obviously.. so am is good rite ? Big mouth no acting skills? Time for you to shut up !! Da!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Very well then, let’s see who else is good ?? Kareena ? Aah she had live in relation for .. too many years with ex and now married, wait Alia ? Aah looks like a child cartoon..with share of affairs obviously.. so am is good rite ? Big mouth no acting skills? Time for you to shut up !! Da!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I strongly agree with you