Whenever there is news of either Ramayan and Mahabharat being adapted on either big or small screen, there is lot of buzz around it. On Thursday, it was announced that Deepika Padukone is set to play the character of Draupadi in Mahabharat, which will also be co-produced by the actress. According to sources, the story will be made from Draupadi’s point of view.
Mahabharat has always been one of the most popular epic from India and is also one of the most significant one. However, the novelty of this film is how Draupadi plays the central character, which hasn’t been imagined before on a scale like this.
Deepika Padukone shares,“I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to be essaying the role of Draupadi. I truly believe it is the role of a lifetime.
“While the Mahabharat is popularly known for its mythological tales and cultural influence, many life lessons are also derived from the epic but most often from its men. Telling it with this fresh and new perspective will not only be interesting but also very significant,” she added.
This film will be made in two or more parts. The first part of it is slated to be release on Diwali 2021.
Deepika will be co-producing this ambitious venture with producer Madhu Mantena. They are in advanced discussions with various filmmakers to be part of this Mahabharat Universe.
Madhu Mantena says, “It is a very big responsibility to re-tell the epic mythological tale of Draupadi in Mahabharat on the big screen. While we all know and have consumed Mahabharat all of our lives, the uniqueness of our film is seeing the same story through the point of view of Draupadi, who is one of the most important female heroines in our country’s mythological history. Deepika is not just the biggest Indian actress today but also someone who can take this narrative cross borders. So if not with her, we wouldn’t make this film at such an ambitious level. We are looking forward to announcing the rest of the creative team on this film soon.”
The makers are yet to make an announcement on the other cast of the film.