Deepika Padukone at the trailer launch of Kalki AD
Deepika Padukone at the trailer launch of Kalki 2898 AD Image Credit: ANI

Mom-to-be Deepika Padukone made a stunning appearance at the 'Kalki 2898 AD' event that took place in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The 'Piku' actress looked stunning in an all-black dress that highlighted her baby bump.

The event was hosted by Prabhas' friend and peer Rana Daggubati.

During the event, host Rana introduced Deepika and jokingly asked if she was still in her character.

Deepika laughed and replied, "The movie went on for about three years. So I was like, why not? Just three months more."

When asked about her experience working in Kalki 2898 AD, Deepika said, "It was an incredible experience, a great learning experience,". We went through different phases, discovering what the film was about."

For the unversed, Deepika plays a pregnant woman in Kalki 2898 - AD. In the trailer, Deepika can be seen carrying a child in her womb who will bring a nemesis for the evil forces in the film.

The actress was joined by co-stars Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas, Kamal Haasan on the stage.

Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, and Prabhas at Kalki 2898 AD trailer launch in Mumbai
Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, and Prabhas at Kalki 2898 AD trailer launch in Mumbai Image Credit: ANI

Amitabh was seen dressed in an all-black outfit as he rocked a striped jacket Prabhas looked dapper in a black shirt. Kamal Haasan wore a beige-coloured jacket.

Earlier in the day, Deepika had shared pictures of her baby bump on social media, leaving fans in awe.

Taking to her Instagram account on Wednesday, Deepika dropped a series of blurry, monochrome pictures, showcasing her in a form-fitting dress with a slit in the back. She completed the look with high heels and jewellery.

One of the pictures shows her holding her bump, her hair styled in a messy ponytail, and laughing as she's clicked. She captioned the photos, "Okay enough...Now I'm hungry!"

Meanwhile, talking about the film, the makers of 'Kalki 2898 AD' on Monday, unveiled 'Bhairava anthem' from the film.

The energetic track features Telugu superstar and lead actor of Kalki 2898 AD, Prabhas, shaking a leg with popular Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh.

Prabhas and Diljit Dosanjh can be seen twinning in traditional Punjabi outfits.

Prabhas can be seen wearing a turban as well.

Sharing teaser of the song, Diljit on Sunday took to Instagram and wrote, "Bhairva Anthem Coming Soon PANJAB X SOUTH Panjabi Aa Gaye OYE.. Darling @actorprabhas."

Sung by Diljit Dosanjh and Vijaynarain, with lyrics penned by Kumaar and music composed by Santhosh Narayanan, the track is a perfect description of Prabhas's character Bhairava in the film.

Last month, makers shared the teaser of Amitabh Bachchan's look from the sci-fi dystopian film during the thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB).

The 21-second teaser started with Big B marking presence in warm earthy tones. He was seated in a cave, engaged in prayer to a Shiva linga. He was covered with bandages.

In the brief clip, one can also see a young kid asking Big B, 'Kya tum bhagwan ho, kya tum marr nahi sakte? Tum Bhagwan ho? Kaun ho Tum?To which his character replied, "Dwapar yug se Dash avatar ki pratiksha kar raha hoon main, Dronacharya ka putra Ashwatthama." (Since the Dwapar Yug, I have waited for the Dasavatar.)

Directed by Nag Ashwin, this post-apocalyptic film is inspired by Hindu scriptures and set in the year 2898 AD.

The film is set to hit the theatres on June 27.