Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone has begun shooting for Padmavati in Rajasthan and the people of the region are already in awe of the actress.

Deepika will be seen as beautiful and courageous Rani Padmavati in the movie. Inhabitants of Rajasthan feel that she is the perfect person to portray the strong character on screen.

The actress has been getting lots of letters from the people of Rajasthan expressing that Deepika is the best choice for the role as she reflects the same poise and elegance as the queen. They have been saying they couldn't have imagined any one else in the role at all.

The actress has been inundated with emails and handwritten letter of people from Rajasthan expressing their happiness as to how she is the most suited for the role of Padmavati.

Spokesperson of Deepika Padukone confirms the news and adds in a statement, "Deepika was emotionally moved with so much acceptance and love from her fans, more importantly by the people of the state."

The actress has played very powerful characters in the past in movies like Piku, Bjirao Mastani and now it looks like Deepika is set to nail the portrayal of Padmavati as well. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie Padmavati also features Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.

Meanwhile, the Tamasha actress is gearing up for the release of her Hollywood debut movie XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, alongside Vin Diesel.