The actor-director jodi of Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali has delivered blockbusters like Goliyon Ki Rasleela…Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani. The jodi’s upcoming magnum opus, Padmavati, which received a great response from the audience through its trailer and song, is also expected to set the box office on fire. As per the latest buzz, there were huge speculations that Deepika Padukone has replaced Priyanka Chopra in SLB’s Sahir Ludhianvi biopic.
In a recent interview with Filmfare, when asked Deepika about being a part of Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam biopic, she surprisingly said ‘No.’ Deepika said that she has only signed Vishal Bhardwaj’s film titled, Sapna Didi, for now. The gangster drama will reunite Deepika and Irrfan Khan after Piku. The actress will essay the character of one of the most feared female dons of the ’80s, Rahima Khan, who was popularly called Sapna Didi, while Irrfan Khan will portray the character of underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. The film will be directed by Honey Trehan. Sapna Didi became famous for her attempt to kill Dawood Ibrahim.
Deepika Padukone is currently busy promoting Padmavati. The film also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in key roles and is set to hit screens on December 1. The film will also be simultaneously released in the 3D format. Made on a budget of Rs 160 crore, Padmavati is one of the costliest films of Indian cinema.