Earlier in October, it had been announced that Deepika Padukone has lapped up an opportunity to not just produce a mythological saga based on Mahabharat, but also play the role of Draupadi in it. The actress shall be producing the film joining hands with Madhu Mantena. While Deepika has been roped in to play the role of Draupadi, it was unclear as to who the male lead would be. Well, now, there are reports suggesting that Hrithik Roshan may be cast as Lord Krishna in the mythological saga.
According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, producer Madhu Mantena is in talks with Hrithik Roshan to play the role of Lord Krishna, and that the logistics are being worked out. A source close to the project informed Deccan Chronicle, “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.” ALSO READ: Not Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone Will Produce And Act In Mahabharat; Will Essay The Role Of Draupadi
Well, is he gets roped in to play the part, this would be the first time we would get to see Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone on screen together. We are sure this bit of news will get their fans excited as the pair have never been cast together before.
Meanwhile, back in October, talking about her role as Draupadi in Mahabharat, Deepika Padukone had told IANS, “I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be essaying the role of Draupadi. I truly believe that it is the role of a lifetime. While the Mahabharat is popularly known for its mythological tales and cultural influence, many of life's lessons are also derived from the Mahabharat but most often from its men. Telling it with this fresh and new perspective will not only be interesting but also very significant.”
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