- Deepika stars as mafia queen while Irrfan plays a local gangster
- The film is reportedly based on the book Mafia Queens Of Mumbai
- Deepika and Irrfan co-starred in Piku
Vishal Bhardwaj - KriArj co-production, starring Irrfan and Deepika Padukone, to release on 2 Oct 2018 [holiday weekend].— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 22, 2017
This is the first time Deepika is working with Mr Bhardwaj. "I think Deepika is one the finest actresses that we have in the country. She is combination of superstar and good actor. It's a rare combination that a performer is a superstar and at the same time has great acting abilities. Deepika is one of them," he told IANS.
Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan's Piku (2015), was one of the best-received films of the year at the box office. For his role in the film, Big B received the Best Actor prize at 63rd National Awards.
Meanwhile, Deepika also has Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmavati in the pipeline, in which she co-stars with Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Deepika plays the title character while Shahid stars as her husband Raja Ratan Singh and Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji. A release date for Padmavati hasn't been finalised as of yet.
(With IANS inputs)