It's Official!! Deepika Padukone is all set to join Ranveer Singh in 83 and would be essaying the role of his wife. This would be their fifth collaboration together after Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Finding Fanny (2014), Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Padmaavat (2018).
Deepika will essay the role of Romi Dev, wife to cricketing legend Kapil Dev, to be played by Ranveer.
Ranveer took on to his Instagram to make this news official. He wrote, "Drum roll. All smiles as all-star Deepika Padukone joins the 83 Squad!"
Ranveer went on to stare another post and captioned it, "Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey!! Deepika Padukone plays Romi Dev in 83! Genius casting courtesy Kabir Khan."
Director Kabir Khan is also thrilled and excited to have Deepika on board as he was looking for an opportunity to work with her for a long time.
"I am totally thrilled to work with someone I have admired for so long. Welcome to 83 Deepika Padukone! You had to be Romi!" the director wrote on Instagram.
The film also casts Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar, Adinath Kothare, Jatna Sarna, Saqib Saleem, Chirag Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Ammy Virk and Jiiva.
The team had earlier trained in Dharamshala where they were perfecting their cricketing skills under veteran players of the 83 World Cup. Ranveer Singh also spent a couple of days with the legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in Delhi and also trained under him.
83 will chronicle India's win under Kapil's captainship when the Men in Blue defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983.
The team of 83 is in Glasgow for the first schedule of the sports drama. Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 is being jointly produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri, Kabir Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala. The film is slated to release on April 10, 2020.