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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.

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