Padukone & Khan worked together last in 'Piku'

Deepika Padukone is currently in the midst of shooting Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next ‘Padmavati’ but rumours are rife about her next project post the epic costume drama.

According to Mumbai Mirror, Padukone is set to reunite with Irrfan Khan in Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming project. If true, this would be Padukone’s first outing with Bhardwaj. Khan is rumoured to play a local gangster in the film, while Padukone would play Sapna Didi – one of the most feared female dons. It would be directed by Honey Trehan.

A source told the publication, “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 to him. The film is expected to go on the floors by the year-end.”

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 has heard this script and loved it. We are in an advance stage of discussion with her.”