Deepika Padukone eyes Netflix debut in gripping drug mafia tale

| Updated: 16 December, 2023 9:48 am IST

NEW DELHI: Deepika Padukone, known for her diverse roles, seems poised to make her mark in the world of web series after her foray into OTT with ‘Gehraiyaan’ last year. Recent reports suggest that the acclaimed actor is in talks for a Netflix project delving into India’s drug mafia landscape.

According to insiders, Deepika is in discussions with Netflix for a substantial action thriller. Her interest in the medium has grown significantly, acknowledging its influence and expansive reach.

Sources revealed that the potential project aims to unravel the drug mafia narrative through a female lens. Still in its early phases, the narrative promises intense drama and captivating storytelling. While Deepika is evaluating its fit within her schedule, she’s prepared to commit herself wholeheartedly to the venture.

Deepika’s recent ventures in the action genre, notably in ‘Fighter’ alongside Hrithik Roshan, have stirred considerable excitement. Her roles in films like ‘Pathaan’ and her entry into Rohit Shetty’s cop universe have earned her praise and highlighted her versatility even in the action genre.

Contrary to speculations focusing solely on dramatic roles, insiders clarify that Deepika’s next project remains unconfirmed, dispelling the notion of her exclusive interest in a particular genre.

Meanwhile, ‘Fighter,’ directed by Siddharth Anand, marks Deepika’s first collaboration with Hrithik Roshan on the big screen. The movie, depicting Indian Air Force pilots’ roles, has gained substantial attention with its intriguing teaser, making it one of the most anticipated films slated for a Republic Day weekend release on January 25, 2024.

The film also features an electrifying track ‘Sher Khul Gaye’ that has been released, promising to become a lasting hit. This initial song showcases the dynamic duo of Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone setting the dance floor ablaze with their stylish moves. While the teaser offered a glimpse, the full song exceeds all expectations, making the wait entirely worthwhile.

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