Why is Deepika Padukone's Draupadi being put on hold?

Before Chhapaak's release, Deepika Padukone had announced that she would be partnering with Madhu Mantena to produce a famous chapter from the Indian grounds, Mahabharata. Deepika had confirmed that she would be playing the role of Draupadi in the film. There were speculations that the film was based on the novel 'Palace of Illusions' which was narrated from Draupadi's point of view. But now, according to the latest reports, this movie is being put on hold. Everyone was very excited to bring the project live but they were unable to lock on a director. The film is being put on hold and will be revived at a later time frame according to reports. Deepika too has switched her focus from this project to other films The Intern, Pathan, Fighter, and Prabhas's next! Draupadi is left the way it is with no progress and might hopefully be made at the right time. I just hope no other actress is cast for this role because nobody can do it better than Deepika.