According to a Deccan Chronicle report, Deepika Padukone may essay the role of Romi Bhatia, Kapil Dev’s wife in 83. Ranveer Singh is set to play the legendary cricketer, under whose captaincy Indian won the World Cup in England, in the Kabir Khan directorial.
“Her role requires just seven days of shooting. The filmmakers believe the part where Romi Bhatia left the stadium mid-way assuming that West Indies will win the 1983 World Cup final, and the difficulties she encountered in coming back into the stadium when India was on the verge of winning, can be well emoted by Deepika,” the source told the publication.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have starred opposite each other only in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period films. An urban setup would be a first for the pair.
According to the source, though Deepika’s response is positive, the development can be confirmed only after another round of discussion. Kabir Khan had earlier said that his film is not a biopic on Dev but it is the story of the 1983 World Cup victory.
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