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After Piku, Deepika Padukone-Irrfan Khan to reunite but for a gangster film

India Today logo India Today 21-04-2017

© India Today Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan created magic on screen with Shoojit Sircar's Piku, and the hit-jodi is set to reunite on 70mm once again with Vishal Bhardwaj's next production venture.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Irrfan-Deepika's next won't be a rom-com, but a gangster film where Deepika will take on the role of one of the most feared female dons of the 80s, Rahima Khan. Popularly known as Sapna Didi, she was the mafia queen who tried to kill Dawood Ibrahim.

On the other hand, Irrfan will essay the role of a local gangster who is in love with her, and helps her in her mission to eliminate Dawood Ibrahim.

Directed by Honey Trehan, the film isĀ  based on one of the chapters from S Hussain Zaidi's book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai.

A source was d as telling the daily, "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 Arora, who is the co-producer of the film, confirmed the news to the daily, "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."

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."

Meanwhile, Deepika is busy shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati. Irrfan, on the other hand, is awaiting the release of Hindi Medium.

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