Vidya Balan to play the role of Draupadi in Nana Patekar’s next venture titled ‘Paanch Pandav’. And guess who are playing the other lead roles?
As per sources, the differences between Nana Patekar and Prakash Jha has taken a back seat and the Raajneeti director has agreed to produce Nana’s second directorial venture after Prahaar.
Ajay Devagan, who has featured in Prakash Jha’s latest film will play the role of Arjun, while Irrfan Khan will be the Bade Bhaiya as Yudhishtira. Om Puri has been finalised to play Shakuni and Rehan Khan will play Nakula.
The hunt is on for other characters including for a muscular actor for Bhima’s role and a relatively new actor for Sahadeva’s character.
Prakash Jha will start working on Nana’s film after the release of Raajneeti. Paanch Pandav will go on the floors by the end of this year.”
It was reported earlier that Nana was planning to launch his son Malhar in his next directorial venture based on autism and had approached Deepika Padukone to play the female lead.
The source says, “That film has been put on hold for now.” Nana had recently announced at a film event that Prakash Jha would produce his next directorial venture. Prakash Jha says, “Whenever Nana decides to direct a film, I will be more than happy to produce it.” Declining to divulge details, Nana says, “I will talk about the film when I make it.”