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How Covid destroyed Deepika’s film

Updated: May 24

Deepika Padukone was slated to fly off to Montreal in Canada and then go to Sri Lanka for the shooting of her film with Shakun Batra as director and co-starring Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday when Covid 19 struck leading to a standstill in their plans.

“Deepika was to reach Sri Lanka on March 18 after her trip to Canada and the team was to begin shooting, but thankfully around five days before they realised the gravity of the situation and called off the shoot. Shakun was to also fly off a few days later and he cancelled it as well in consultation with the producer of the film Karan Johar who had earlier bankrolled Shakun’s film Kapoor and Sons,” says our source.

Incidentally, the film is a mature love story on relationships. Siddhant and Deepika Padukone are playing a couple in their thirties and Ananya Panday is the one who brings in the exuberance of youth in this story. “The film is ideally a relationship drama between a couple who are a bit mature in their thinking and age as compared to other relationship films these days,” add sources.

Deepika’s other film this year – ’83 which is is also producing and doing a cameo in as Romi Dev has also been in abeyance without a release date in place. The actress-producer’s film Chhapaak earlier this year fell victim to hate after her JNU visit.

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