Mumbai: Fans of the ‘Piku’ jodi can celebrate now! Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan are all set to share screen space in Vishal Bhardwaj’s next, reports suggest.
According to a the latest buzz, Deepika will essay the role of a lady don inspired by real-life female don Rahima Khan aka Sapna Didi while Irrfan will play a local gangster in the film!
Going by a report in Bollywoodlife.com originally attributed to Mumbai Mirror, the film will be based on Sapna Didi’s mission to avenge the death of her husband who was killed by underworld don Dwaood.
This movie is reportedly inspired by a leaf from author Hussain Zaidi’s book, ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’.
“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,” Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying.
Vishal, who has written the film will launch Honey Trehan as the director.
“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,” Mumbai Mirror quoted Bhardwaj as saying.