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Deepika in Draupadi dilemma

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Apr 25, 2018, 12:10 am IST
Updated : Apr 25, 2018, 12:10 am IST

While Aamir is keen on casting her in his film on the Mahabharata, the actress could be wary after Padmaavat controversy.

Deepika Padukone
 Deepika Padukone

Aamir Khan, the perfectionist, is very clear that no one but Deepika Padukone would suit the part of Draupadi in his big-screen version of the Mahabharata. At least, that’s what he has been telling close friends and associates.

But, the question really is, will Deepika agree to be part of another epic story after what Padmaavat was put through.

A well-informed source says, “Aamir’s Mahabharata  will be the most expensive mythological film ever made in this country. It’s Aamir’s dream project and only A-listers will be cast. Deepika is the natural choice for Draupadi as she has that grace and grit. But, after Padmaavat, Deepika is bound to be wary of doing another film that could easily snowball into a controversy.”

It remains to be seen whether Deepika succumbs to the temptation of co-starring with Aamir for the first time, and that, too, in his most ambitious project to date, or whether the Padmaavat experience will scare her off all epic experiences for some time.

Tags: deepika padukone, draupadi, aamir khan