Deepika Padukone on playing Kapil Dev’s wife in Kabir Khan’s upcoming sports-drama, which is fronted by her husband, Ranveer Singh, who plays the former skipper
Actor Deepika Padukone will be seen paired with her husband and actor Ranveer Singh for the fourth time in Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial, ’83. While Ranveer plays veteran cricketer Kapil Dev, the Piku actor will step into the shoes of his wife, Romi Dev. She has revealed that she likes Romi’s candor and the way she conducts herself.
Deepika will be seen playing Romi Dev, Kapil Dev’s wife, on screen while hubby Ranveer will be seen playing the Haryana Hurricane
Speaking about playing Romi, Deepika says that it is inspiring meeting Romi always and she is looking forward to playing the part. “I feel so inspired every time I meet her. She has an extremely refreshing energy, is intelligent, knowledgeable, and funny,” Deepika was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror. Talking about what she likes about Romi Dev, Deepika says it’s her persona that she loves the most. “I like her candor. Romi ji is someone who is extremely honest and when she needs to express herself, she does it with a lot of dignity. I like the way she conducts herself with so much grace,” Deepika adds.
’83 is directed by Kabir Khan and is based on the first Cricket World Cup triumphant team which included the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Kris Srikanth and others. Ranveer Singh will be seen playing Kapil Dev in 83 and most part of the film has already been shot.
The makers gave a glimpse of how Ranveer would look in the film as a treat to his fans on the star’s birthday. Ranveer looks like a carbon copy of a younger Kapil Dev in the poster and it is hard to differentiate.
Moreover, Deepika and Ranveer have worked in three films together, all directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. While Ranveer’s negative character stayed alive and Deepika’s Rani Padmavati in their last film, Padmaavat, they both died in the other two: Bajirao Mastani and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.