A couple of months back Deepika Padukone had announced that she will be co-producing a film based on Draupadi and will be playing the titular role. Earlier, while talking about the project, Deepika told Mumbai Mirror, "I’m thrilled and honoured to be essaying the role of Draupadi. I truly believe that it is the role of a lifetime." A few reports also suggested that Hrithik Roshan might play the role of Lord Krishna.
When Amar Ujala asked Deepika about it, she stated, "These are mere rumours and I have no clue about who is spreading it. All I know is that the movie Draupadi is still being worked upon. In fact, we haven’t finalised the script of the movie yet. As of now, we are looking for a talented director for the movie. Once the director is finalised, we will move towards the next step."
While talking about Hrithik being a part of the film, a source had told, "Since producer Madhu Mantena is a very close friend of Hrithik’s, he is in talks with the star for the role. Playing Lord Krishna is a welcome challenge for any actor. The logistics are being worked out for Hrithik’s participation."
Meanwhile, the actress is currently busy with promotions of her next film, Chhapaak. The movie is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
Talking about the film, she recently said, ''On the last day I asked Meghna to get made an extra piece. We got that, only for me to burn it at pack up. It was a hospital scene, we finished that and I took off my face (prosthetic), had a shower, took this extra piece, went to a corner, threw alcohol on it and burnt it. "I watched it burn and stood there as I needed to see it burn completely. I wanted everything to become ash. I stood there till that entire process was over and only then felt a part of it had left my system, my body. But it's not entirely possible as none of these characters leave your system. As of now, this has been the toughest film I've done," she added.
The film also stars Vikrant Massey in a pivotal role and is slated to be released on January 10.