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Deepika Padukone is almost unrecognizable as she shoots at Dhobi Ghat


Dressed in a washed-out oversized Punjabi dress, its tough to recognize Deepika sporting an unkempt look with disheveled hair. With a look like this would Deepika be doing at a place like Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat?

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Apparently, Deepika Padukone is working for a new project and this untitled film is directed by the maverick director Majid Majidi. For those living under the rock, Majid Majidi is an Iranian director known for his award winning films like Children Of Heaven, The Color Of Paradise and Muhammad.

While Deepika was expected to start with the shoot of Padmavati, she was seen at Dhobhi Ghat shooting with Majidi. The film is an Indian story and will be shot in Mumbai, Delhi, parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and Kashmir.

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It will take off towards the year-end or early 2017 and is a signature Majidi film with new takes on relationships and emotional quotients. A R Rahman has been taken aboard to make music for this film. Casting director Honey Trehan has worked on the casting and 12 Indian actors will be seen in this film.