After Soojit Sircar’s blockbuster, “Piku”, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan are expected to be seen together on big screen once again. And that too for a first time director, Honey Trehan. The film will be co-produced by Bhardwaj, Prerna Arora and Arjun N Kapoor.
In an interview, Bhardwaj said,” 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 heard this script and loved it. We are in advance stage if discussion with her.
Irrfan has already worked with Bhardwaj a couple of times, but it is going to be Deepika’s first ever collaboration with him. And she mentioned that working with Vishal will be challenging. “I haven’t worked with him yet. So I can’t talk much. But as an audience, I can say it is fascinating to see the kind of films he does. As an actor, I would love to work with him. It will be extremely challenging and very exciting to work with him”, Deepika added.
The film is based on one of the chapters of Hussain Zaidi’s book, ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai” in which Deepika will play the role of mafia queen Rahima Khan popularly known as Sapna Didi while Irrfan will play the role of a local gangster who is in love with her and helps her in her mission to kill gangster Dawood Ibrahim. A source revealed about the story of the film saying, “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 him. The film is expected to go on the floors by the year-end”
According to media reports of an esteemed newspaper, the film will release on 2 October, 2018. The shooting of the crime-drama, untitled film will start in the month of January next year.