Deepika Padukone has confirmed that she will indeed be a part of husband and actor Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film 83. While Ranveer will play ace cricketer Kapil Dev in the film, Deepika will play his wife Romi.
Deepika told the media that “I am so glad that Kabir (director Kabir Khan) came to me with it. This happened a couple of months ago, when he was still casting the boys for the film. It’s just that I was busy with Chhapaak (her production debut, which wrapped up recently) and we were waiting for the right moment to make the announcement.”
83 Is based on India’s cricket World Cup win in England in 1983, the film will be Deepika and Ranveer’s first collaboration since 2018’s superhit Padmaavat and their wedding in November. Deepika said their dynamic as actors remain unchanged after marriage.
“I can’t think of anyone else who could do justice to the role (of Kapil Dev), but if there was someone else playing him in the film, and not Ranveer, I would still do my part. This isn’t coming from a personal equation, but from my passion and enthusiasm for the film,” she said.
“There isn’t a lot of material available on her. I have met her a few times, including our wedding reception, and I have interacted with her socially over the years. I am also referring to whatever material the director’s team has sent across to me. My parents have known their family for many years. So, I feel I know her and hope that she is proud and happy with the film. I intend to connect and spend some time with her before I start filming to be able to understand her perspective better,” she said.
Deepika recently finished shooting for Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. The film will release on January 10, 2020. Meanwhile, ‘83 will be out on April 10, 2020.