Deepika Padukone Takes Charge as ‘Shakti’ in Rohit Shetty’s Cop Universe

Deepika Padukone has officially joined Rohit Shetty’s cop universe, as the filmmaker unveiled the first look of her character on Sunday.

Padukone will be appearing as police officer Shakti Shetty in “Singham Again,” led by Ajay Devgn. The film has recently started shooting and also features her husband, actor Ranveer Singh.

Shetty shared the first look of Padukone’s character on Instagram, describing her as the “most brutal and violent officer” in their cop universe.

“Naari sita ka bhi roop hai aur durga ka bhi (Woman is the form of Sita and also of Durga) … Meet the most brutal and violent officer of our cop universe… Shakti Shetty… My Lady Singham… Deepika Padukone,” the filmmaker wrote in the caption.

Deepika Padukone also shared the news on her social media accounts, introducing her character as Shakti Shetty.

“Introducing…Shakti Shetty!” she posted.

“Singham Again” is the third film in the “Singham” series led by Devgn. The series began with “Singham” in 2011, followed by “Singham Returns.”

These two films, along with Singh’s “Simmba” (2018) and “Sooryavanshi” (2021) starring Akshay Kumar, are all part of Shetty’s cinematic cop universe.

Singh will reprise his role as Sangram Bhalerao aka Simmba in “Singham Again,” and Kareena Kapoor Khan, who played Avni Kamat, will also return for the third series.

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