ApunKaChoice : Bollywood

HOME | SCOOP!! & NEWS | BOLLYWOOD

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone might play Rani Lakshmibai
01st Apr 2008  09.01 IST
By ApunKaChoice  


Reports are that Deepika Padukone might essay the role of Rani Lakshmibai in a film co-produced by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Bollywood producer Firoz Nadiadwala .

As a part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the First War of Independence, the ministry has commissioned filmmaker Vinay Shukla to direct a film with the backdrop of the revolt and showcase the unified efforts of leaders like Tatya Tope, Rani Lakshmibai and Nansaheb Peshwa.




Reports add that Deepika has given her assent to the film as she is extremely thrilled about the historical role. However, she is yet to give her dates for the movie.

And Deepika is not the only one to play the role of Rani Lakshmibai. We told you in February that Sushmita Sen is all set to make the transition from beauty queen to warrior queen as she gears up to produce, direct and act in Jhansi Ki Rani .

Sushmita wants to portray the character of the legendary Rani Lakshmibai so badly that she's decided to produce a film on her life.

Rani Lakshmibai, the gutsy queen of Jhansi was a sword-wielding, horse-riding warrior, who challenged the British after they refused to recognise her adopted child as the heir to the throne. Her revolt quickly became a key focus of the 1857 mutiny against the colonial rulers started by a handful of Indian soldiers.

Rani Lakshmibai emerged as a symbol of resistance to British rule before her death at the age of 23 on the battlefield, fighting British soldiers in 1858.

Related
Deepika Padukone
Firoz Nadiadwala
Sushmita Sen
Jhansi Ki Rani





Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

Sakshi Tanwar clueless about Ekta Kapoor’s show with Ronit Roy
I've no clue: Sakshi Tanwar on Ekta Kapoor's show
Movie Review: Stellar Rani powers 'Mardaani'
Why Rani Mukerji’s 'Mardaani' won't release in Pakistan?
Trailer: Shailene Woodley makes out; Eva Green goes missing in ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’
Will start shooting for Abbas-Mustan film in November: Kapil Sharma
If a director is ready, I’m willing to work during pregnancy: Rani Mukerji
LOL watch: 'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya' will have you laughing your booty off
Wedding album: Nazriya Nazim ties the knot with beau Fahadh Faasil
Bang Bang: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif scorch the dance floor in 'Tu Meri' song
Movie Review: 'The Expendables 3' is high on action
Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty join hands for 'Ram Lakhan' remake
Spotted: ‘Captain’ Salman Khan shoots ‘Bigg Boss 8’ promo with Rohit Shetty
Teaser: 'Shake Your Bootiya' looks wackier than ‘Fanny Re’
Arjun Kapoor and Shruti Haasan - new BFFs in town
Karan Johar confirms ‘Brothers’ with Akshay, Sidharth, Jacqueline

AKC HOT INDEX

ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi

MOVIES


celebs wallpapers the celeb A-Z
who's in Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...