Deepika Padukone, A-list starlet and the most graceful actress of Indian cinema, has bagged a Yash Raj film, the title of which is yet to be announced. Deepika will be paired with co-star Neil Nitin Mukesh and is all set to play an extremely challenging role in the love story to be set on the gritty streets of Mumbai. The film is scheduled to release in 2010 and promises to portray Deepika in a never seen before role. The film will be directed by National award-winning director Pradeep Sarkar (of Parineeta fame).
A very challenging film for both actors, Yash Raj’s Aditya Chopra was so impressed by Deepika’s performance in the Box Office smash hit Love Aaj Kal that he was convinced she could pull off the tough role and immediately offered her the film.
Deepika made her acting debut with top director and choreographer Farah Khan in Om Shanti Om. In a short span of time she has proved her mettle beyond her beauty, in film roles directed by the award-winning Imtiaz Ali and Farhan Akhtar among others.