Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is reportedly collaborating with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the third time in a film titled Padmavati. After Goliyon Ka Raseela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani, the actress will play the role of Rani Padmini in the film based on a legendary queen of the epic ‘Padmavat’ written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540 CE.
According to a Firstpost report, Deepika Padukone had mentioned a film’s shooting to begin in September. Coincidentally, the shooting of Padmavati begins in September. While several reports suggest that Deepika will be teaming up with actor Ranveer Singh for the third time, his involvement in the film is yet to be confirmed. If confirmed, he is pegged to play the role of Alauddin Khilji, the emperor as featured in ‘Padmavat’ who starts a war to capture Rani Padmini of Chittor. Details of the film were kept low-key, until the official music composer of the film, Shreyas Puranik tweeted the news of her casting on 8 July. The tweet is currently unavailable now but was picked up by several entertainment news-sites such as Pinkvilla.
Meanwhile, Deepika had recently revealed a poster of her first Hollywood film xXx: The Return of the Xander Cage where her character’s name is Serena Ungers. Directed by DJ Caruso, the film stars A-list Hollywood actors like Vin Diesel, Samuel L Jackson, Nina Dobrev, and Ruby Rose. The film is slated to release in January next year.