The truth is finally out. There was a lot of speculation about Deepika Padukone not signing on a film post Padmavaat. However, it is now being reported that the actress is learning intense mixed martial arts to play India's first female superhero.
"Those who were wondering what Deepika Padukone would do next, here’s some good news for you. The 32-year-old actor is in talks to play Bollywood’s first female superhero, according to reports. Two instalments of the franchise are already being planned, and it’s going to be one of the most expensive films in the history of Bollywood," reported Hindustan Times. A source close to the production told Mumbai Mirror that Deepika will undergo intense mixed martial arts training for the film. “Deepika’s avatar is being fashioned after Gal Gadot’s in Wonder Woman. The developments have been kept under wraps with a creative team holding discreet meetings with Deepika on a regular basis. Presently, a running bid is on for Rs 300 crore among multiple investors.”
However, it is being rumoured that Deepika's character is being based on Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman but sources said that it is mere conjecture and Deepika's superhero avatar will just be an Indian lady.