Deepika Padukone is at a professional high. Not only is she currently one of Bollywood’s most sought after actresses, she has also grabbed many Hollywood eyeballs. Now, she is all set to reportedly be Bollywood’s first female superhero. She is in the talks to headline a Sci-Fi franchise.

The script is still in its beginning stages, and the film will mean extensive training for Padukone. A source told Mirror, “Deepika’s avatar is being fashioned after Gal Gadot’s in Wonder Woman. The developments have been kept under wraps with a creative team holding discreet meetings with Deepika on a regular basis. Presently, a running bid is on for Rs 300 crore among multiple investors. The 32-year-old-actress will begin training extensively in mixed martial arts and different styles of hand-to-hand combat. Since this is a first-of-its-kind mega project, the timelines for pre-production will be long and the project will go on the floors next year. The costume will be sexy, not contrived or gimmicky. Since Deepika has an envious figure, a special outfit is being designed for her character which will be custom-made to facilitate hardcore physical combat and movement.”

Padukone was also just seen gracing the red carpet at the ‘Cannes Film Festival.’

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