Deepika Padukone will play the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Dev in Kabir Khan’s ’83 starring Ranveer Singh and will also get the co-producer credit. The actress was offered the role of Romi Dev months ago but Deepika, who was busy with Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak in which she plays acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, took her time arriving at a decision. After wrapping up her first movie as a producer and actor, Deepika Padukone flew to London and she has confirmed that she will be playing the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in the Kabir Khan helmed ‘83 which also stars her husband and actor Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. This will be the first time the star couple will share screen space after their marriage.
The film will recreate the historic events which led the Indian cricket team to win the 1983 World Cup against West Indies. The film is lauded to be one of the biggest sports movies of all times and fans are anticipating its release ever since the first announced. The cast finished shooting in Dharamshala and is now in London, shooting for the movie under the mentorship and guidance of none other than Kapil Dev.
Before the whole team flew out to London, we saw them all chic and dressed up wearing the Indian cricket team earmark. Ranveer Singh took to social media to share a picture of the whole team and captioned it, “Kapil’s Devil.”
The movie also stars Pankaj Tripathi along with Hardy Sandhu amongst the other actors. Now, Ranveer Singh has shared a picture of himself with Deepika and director Kabir Khan and captioned it as,
In another picture with Deepika and Kabir, Ranveer wrote, “Good times in Glasgow”.
’83 is all set to release on April 20, 2020, and is going to be the first trilingual release for both, Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh as it is being filmed in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.