Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan were all set to start shooting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s next in Nepal. The film, which was supposed to start in March has been delayed due to the lead couple’s ill health. Bhardwaj took to his Twitter handle to confirm the same.

On his Twitter handle, @vishalbhardwaj, Bhardwaj wrote, “Pushing back film by a few months, @irrfank down with jaundice and @deepikapadukone with resurfaced back issue cause during Padmaavat. While prepping, was transported to Maqbool days. Stunning look tests, can’t wait to start shoot. Sending pyaar & duaaen to my Ustara and Afshan.”

Pinkvilla reports a source telling a daily earlier, “Deepika has already started the preparation for her role of a Mafia queen and she is quite particular that she gets the tonality and body language as close to the late Sapna Didi who was once a terror for other gangsters. The shoot will begin by early March in Mumbai. After Padmaavat, her fans will love to see her in a whole new avatar of a lady don and hence she is really working meticulously to strike the right chord.”

Padukone and Khan were last seen together in ‘Piku’ (2015).