When the makers had approached Ranveer Singh to play Kapil Dev in ’83, they had also approached Deepika Padukone to play his wife, Rumi Bhatia in the biopic, but Padukone had rejected the film owing to the fact that she had given her dates to Chhapaak. But now, our sources inform us that the Piku actress has finally signed on the dotted line.
“Deepika has been locked for Kabir Khan’s next film ’83. The film that revolves around India’s 1983 World Cup victory, will primarily focus on Kapil Dev’s story. The film has an ensemble cast being lead by Ranveer and now, DP too has given her go ahead to the film,” a source reveals.
The source also added, “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.”
What we love is that after Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will finally get their happy ending on screen.
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