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If you thought that Deepika Padukone was done experimenting with biopics and historical drama, then you’d be in for a surprise as her next film is a biopic based on the life of mafia queen Sapna Didi, and will be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj of Omkara fame.

Sapna Didi became infamous when her plot to avenge her husband’s death and kill underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim surfaced in India. The film also stars the supremely talented Irrfan Khan, in the role of the man who trained her in her mission. His character is a womanizer, who lusts for Sapna Didi but also displays a lot of character when he vows to help her.

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Not only is the story intriguing, but so are the characters and actors involved. While Irrfan Khan displayed a great performance in Hindi Medium recently, Deepika too has a lot of awards to her name. The actress is currently shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati with Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, which is set to release this year in November, and will commence shooting for the biopic in January.