Deepika Padukone is one of the biggest stars in Bollywood. A critically acclaimed and lauded actress, who has taken her recent movie, Padmaavat, to such successful heights that its impossible to reach where she stands. Deepika was the only actor from the cast of Padmaavat, brave enough to speak about the goons who had threatened her, and the movie. Against every odd and threat, she didn’t lose her poise and calm, and when the movie released, her performance was lauded by critics and audiences alike. But now, as her co-stars, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh have moved on, and have already started shooting movies, while lining up prospective projects, Deepika’s slate is dismally empty.
She was going to star in Vishal Bhardwaj’s movie based on the novel Mafia Queens by Hussain Zaidi opposite Irrfan Khan, but the back problems that she suffered from during the filming of Padmaavat resurfaced and Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor. Vishal has pushed the movie until Irrfan is healthy again and recovered, although the rumors of it being shelved are false.
Now, Deepika hasn’t announced any movie yet, and its absolutely not because she isn’t getting any offers. An actress of her stature must be flooded with scripts, but its possible, that Deepika, who has always been selective about her movies, is taking time to read and choose her next project. There have been reports that she is looking forward to work with Rajkumar Rao, but they’ve not singed anything yet. This is a frustrating situation for her fans, and seeing all the promising projects that other actress’ have already lined up for themselves.
But, the best thing to do would be trust Deepika, as she knows best about what she wants to do and will choose a movie that is going to be truly special for her fans and the general audiences.