Deepika Padukone to become Draupadi in the upcoming movie ‘Mahabharat’ which tells the epic story from the point of view of Pandavas’ wife.
The film will see Deepika in the role of a producer with Madhu Mantena. Earlier, Deepika entered into the film production through Chhapaak, which tells the story of an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal, where Deepika also plays the heroine. Her second production, Mahabharat, will be seen through the eyes of Draupadi which will give a different twist to the mythological tale.
“I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to be playing the role of Draupadi. I truly believe that it is the role of a lifetime. While the Mahabharat is popularly known for its mythological tales and cultural influence, many of life’s lessons are also derived from the Mahabharat but most often from its men,” Deepika said.
It will be made in a series of parts with the first one slated to release in Diwali 2021. Mantena said: “While we have all consumed the Mahabharat all our lives, the uniqueness of our film is seeing the same story from the point of view of Draupadi”.