Deepika to Co-Produce and Star as Ranveer’s Onscreen Wife in ‘83’?

According to reports, Chhapaak actor Deepika Padukone is the latest star to join the cast of upcoming sports drama ‘83. She will be playing the role of Ranveer Singh’s onscreen wife in the film which revolves around Kapil Dev and India’s World Cup win in 1983. Deepika will be playing the role of Romi Bhatia, Kapil Dev’s (Ranveer Singh) wife. Deepika will also be co-producing the film.

Here’s what a source told Pinkvilla:

“Deepika has a good role because she plays Kapil’s wife Romi Bhatia who was also a pageant winner. In fact, as far as the story goes, she had left the stadium after India started losing the wickets. But when she heard that they are on the verge of winning the World Cup, she came back to the stadium. That part is extremely dramatic. Also, the film will delve into the relationship between the husband and wife, their love story.

Apparently, Deepika loved the script when it was narrated to her as it came across as not just inspirational, but very touching and emotional as well. ‘83 will also be Deepika’s second venture as a producer.

The prep for ‘83 is in full swing. Gully Boy actor Ranveer Singh has been sharing photos from the sets of the film for quite some time. From getting first hand insight into what happened in 1983 from Kapil Dev himself to training with former Indian cricketer Mohinder Amarnath, the actor seems to be very excited for Kabir Khan’s directorial.

‘83 is scheduled to be released on 10 April, 2020.

(With inputs from Pinkvilla)

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