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Deepika Padukone to Play Villain in Dhoom 4?

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

YRF is planning to take it a notch up this time by introducing a female antagonist in the Dhoom series. Deepika is yet to sign up for the role.

The makers of the popular Dhoom franchise are gearing for its next instalment. The Dhoom series is known for exotic locations and stylish chase sequences. John Abraham was the villain in the first instalment. While Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra form the fixed cast, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan were headlining the film as the antagonist in the second and the third instalments, respectively.

YRF is planning to take it a notch up this time by introducing a female antagonist in the series. According to a report in Filmfare, the makers have approached Deepika Padukone to headline the fourth part of the franchise. The report added that the actress is quite excited to take up the challenge, however, she is yet to sort her dates so that she can sign up for the project.

Meanwhile, Deepika is part producing her next venture, '83. The sports drama directed by Kabir Khan will be a peek into how India made its way to the glorious Cricket World Cup victory in 1983. Ranveer Singh will be seen as Kapil Dev and Deepika plays the role of his wife, Romi Bhatia. She has also committed to star in Shakun Batra's yet untitled romantic drama alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday.

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