Deepika Padukone is back with a magnum opus and this time she will be playing Draupadi in the longest epic of the world, Mahabharata. This Mahabharata is told from Draupadi’s perspective. The star is currently done with Chhapaak and ’83.
Deepika is collaborating with producer Madhu Mantena on this project as a co-producer. This is her second movie as a producer after Chhapaak. Deepika has told Mid-Day newspaper that she is excited to bring the grand epic to life on the big screen with a new perspective.
“ We all know the Mahabharata for its mythological tales and socio-cultural influence. We derive many of life’s lessons from the epic. But the narrative we are most familiar with is that of the epic’s leading men. This new perspective will be not only interesting but also significant,” the Padmaavat star quoted. The film will be a multi-part franchise and the first part will release on Diwali 2021.
Deepika Padukone is well known for her period films like Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. She has said that playing Draupadi in Mahabharata is the role of a lifetime. This story also has cultural significance to people of India and is expected to provoke a few activists in due course.
All said and done, watching Deepika Padukone as Draupadi is something fans are eagerly waiting. Rich sets, huge canvas, the grandeur, the jewelry, the costumes, beautiful actors are all definitely a treat to watch. And when this will be a series, the world will know Mahabharata in a very different form. Fans are curious to know the actors playing other prime roles in this epic movie, so are we.