Deepika Padukone is all set to reunite with her Piku co-star Irrfan Khan on screen, in Vishal Bhardwaj’s next. The actress has been roped in to essay the character of one of the most feared female dons, Rahima Khan aka Sapna Didi in Bhardwaj’s film, who’s known for almost killing Dawood Ibrahim.
This would be the first collaboration of the actress with Bhardwaj and the film is reported to be helmed by Honey Trehan. Apparently, Irrfan Khan will be seen playing a local gangster in the film. A source told Mumbai Mirror, “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.”
Apparently, the movie is adapted from some incidents of the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai by Hussain Zaidi. Vishal Bhardwaj told the tabloid, “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.”