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Not Sita, but Deepika Padukone to play Draupadi in Madhu Mantena's film on Mahabharat

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 October 2019, 10:26 IST
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A few months ago, producer Madhu Mantena announced to make trilogy on Ramayana and director Nitesh Tiwari is going to helm the film. Since then there were the reports that Deepika Padukone will play Sita in the film on Ramayana. However, Deepika Padukone is putting all the rumours on rest has announced another film. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Deepika Padukone has signed to play Draupadi in Madhu Mantena's other epic-drama film Mahabharata.

 

Deepika Padukone, who has started his production house with Chhapaak is going to produce Mahabharat alongside Madhu Mantena. It will be her second production venture and it will be made through the perception of Draupadi. It will give a fresh take on the mythological tale.

"I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be essaying 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. Telling it with this fresh and new perspective will not only be interesting but also very significant," Deepika said.

 

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The film will be made in series and the first part of the series will release on Diwali 2021. The producer Madhu Mantena confirmed the news and 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, who is one of the most significant heroines in our country's cultural history."

"And Deepika is not just the biggest Indian actress today, but someone who can take this narrative across borders. If it weren't with her, we would not be making this film on such an ambitious scale," he added.

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First published: 25 October 2019, 10:26 IST
 
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