Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone on Wednesday unveiled her look as Romi Dev, wife of cricket legend Kapil Dev, in her upcoming film ’83’.
She says the film is an ode to every woman who puts her husband’s dream before her own.
In the photo, she is dressed in a black top and peach coloured bottom and sporting a short hairdo. She is seen smiling at actor Ranveer Singh, who plays Kapil in the film.
Sharing the first look from Kabir Khan’s ‘83 on social media, Deepika expressed that she is elated to play a small but very significant part in a story that is registered in the sport’s history.
In her post, Deepika wrote, “To be able to play a smart part in a film that captures on eof the mist iconic moments in sporting history has been an absolute honour. Ive seen very closely the role a wife plays in the success of her husband’s professional and personal aspirations in my mother and 83 for me in many ways is an ode to every woman who puts her husband’s dream before her own.”
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To be able to play a small part in a film that captures one of the most iconic moments in sporting history has been an absolute honour. Ive seen very closely the role a wife plays in the success of her husband’s professional and personal aspirations in my mother and 83 for me in many ways is an ode to every woman who puts her husband’s dream before her own…#thisis83 @kabirkhankk @ranveersingh @_kaproductions @reliance.entertainment @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson @vibrimedia @83thefilm
Ranveer also shared Deepika’s first look as Romi Dev and wrote, “The Wind beneath my Wings The Heart of the Hurricane.” Well, surely fans of DeepVeer are stoked to see the two together on the big screen again for the first time since they got married.”
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The Wind beneath my Wings ❤ The Heart of the Hurricane. @deepikapadukone #DeepikaAsRomiDev . @83thefilm @kabirkhankk @sarkarshibasish #SajidNadiadwala @vishnuinduri @ipritamofficial @reliance.entertainment @_kaproductions @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson @vibrimedia @zeemusiccompany @pvrpictures #ThisIs83
The film’s director Kabir Khan shared: “I have always thought of Deepika as a phenomenal actress and when I was thinking of casting for Romi Dev’s role, I could only think of her. Romi has a disarmingly charming and positive energy and Deepika has captured that with perfection.”
“Her easy chemistry with Ranveer will also greatly help in portraying the relationship that Kapil Dev and Romi share. I’m delighted that Deepika has been such an integral part of our journey for 83,” added the director about Deepika, who is married to Ranveer in real life too.
Directed by Kabir Khan, ‘83′ will follow Kapil Dev’s life and narrate his journey of how he became the captain of the Indian national cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. The film also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Nishant Dahiya, Jiiva, Chirag Patil and Sahil Khattar.
The film is produced by Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Phantom Films, Reliance Entertainment and 83 Film Ltd.
The Reliance Entertainment and PVR Pictures film is slated for release on April 10, 2020 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.