The film will be directed by Honey Trehan, will recreate the life of Rahima Khan aka Sapna Didi, who almost got Dawood Ibrahim killed
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 21, 2017)

Piku duo Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan is set to reunite for Vishal Bhardwaj’s next, as-yet-untitled production to be directed by the filmmaker’s longtime associate Honey Trehan. The film will be co-produced by Prerna Arora and Arjun N Kapoor. Deepika will play mafia queen Rahima Khan popularly known as Sapna Didi while Irrfan will portray a local gangster who is in love with her and helps her in her mission to eliminate Dawood Ibrahim. The film is based on one of the chapters from former investigative journalist-turned-author S Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Vishal had purchased rights to the chapter.

A source close to the development informs that Deepika loved the idea of playing one of the most feared female dons from the ’80s. “Sapna Didi had planned Dawood’s execution during a cricket match in Sharjah to avenge her husband’s death. Unfortunately for her, he got wind of her plans and killed her days before she could get to him. The film is expected to go on the floors by the year-end.”

Prerna, who has produced Rustom and Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, confirmed the news, saying, “Yes it is true that we are producing the film along with Vishalji, who is one of the finest directors in the country. We are looking forward to this collaboration.”

On Deepika and Irrfan, she said, “Yes, it is true that we are working together on this untitled venture.”

Vishal added, “Honey has been a part of my life since before I made my first film. Launching him as a director after Abhishek Chaubey gives me deep joy. He will make a fine director. Deepika has been asking me to write a script for her for a long time. She has heard this script and loved it. We are in an advance stage of discussion with her.”