Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan starred in ‘Piku’ and the audience loved them. Now, fans can rejoice as the duo is all set to reunite for Vishal Bhardwaj’s yet to be titled next project.
The film will be helmed by Vishal Bhardwaj’s longtime associate Honey Trehan and will be co-produced by Prerna Arora and Arjun N Kapoor.
Deepika will play mafia queen Rahima Khan popularly known as Sapna Didi while Irrfan will portray a local gangster who is in love with her and helps her in her mission to eliminate Dawood Ibrahim. The film is based on one of the chapters from former investigative journalist turned-author S Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Vishal had purchased rights to the chapter.
A source close to the development informs that Deepika loved the idea of playing one of the most feared female dons from the ’80s. “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.”
Prerna, who has produced “Rustom” and “Toilet-Ek Prem Katha”, 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.”
On Deepika and Irrfan, she said, “Yes, it is true that we are working together on this untitled venture.”
Vishal added, “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. 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 advance stage of discussion with her.”
Deepika is currently busy in shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, ‘Padmavati’ which also feature Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. On the other hand, Irrfan will next be seen in “Hindi Medium” and two other international projects.