Deepika Padukone to play Draupadi in Madhu Mantena’s Mahabharata


Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is one of the most sought actress in the industry. According to latest reports, the actress will be essaying the role of Draupadi in Madhu Mantena’s Mahabharata.

Deepika Padukone to play Draupadi

Deepika Padukone to play Draupadi

Trade analyst and film critic, Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter handle to share the big news. He tweeted, “Deepika has teamed up with Madhu Mantena to produce the film… Will be made in multiple parts, with the first one slated for release in #Diwali2021.”

Confirming the news, Deepika said, “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.”

It will be made in a series of parts with the first one slated to release in Diwali 2021.

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Mantena 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.”