DeepikaPadukone has finally decided on not only a new acting project but also an add-on profession! The Padmaavat actress is headlining ShakunBatra’s next dark romantic thriller produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Apart from being the lead actor in the movie, DeepikaPadukone will also be co-producing the movie!
During the trailer launch of the multi-starrer (Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, DiljitDosanjh and Kiara Advani) Good Newwz the producer Karan Johar announced that his production house is all for making sure both men and women working for them are paid well. He also went on to announce that he would soon make announcements about a female star who usually headlines his production ventures, will also be getting a co-producer credit.
This new change in Dharma Productions will be brought about with DeepikaPadukone. In ShakunBatra’s next film the actress will be playing the central character. She shoulders the film that is a dark romantic drama, where SiddhantChaturvedi has been paired opposite her. Karan and Deepika discussed the project and the actor really loved the idea. In fact, she also spoke to Karan and they both agreed to have her on board as a co-producer.
However, this is not the first time DeepikaPadukone has put on the producer hat on. Kabir Khan’s next, ‘83 that stars her and husband Ranveer Singh together for the first time after their marriage, will be her debut production venture. It’s now pleasing to see Bollywood female actors taking the lead and matching footsteps with the top male actors. While some are co-producing movies, some are also receiving profit share revenue from their films!