Kabir Khan’s ’83, a biopic on Kapil Dev and India’s historic win at the Wold Cup in 1983 has been in the making for a while now. It first started with the boys (lead by Ranveer Singh) in Dharamshala and now shooting in London. Very recently, we told you that Deepika Padukone has signed on to play Dev’s wife, Romi.
Speaking to a leading daily, on how she landed up the role, Deepika Padukone said, “I am so glad that Kabir came to me with it. This happened a couple of months ago when he was still casting the boys for the film. It’s just that I was busy with Chhappak and we were waiting for the right moment to make the announcement.”
Padukone also spoke about playing wife to real life husband, Ranveer Singh, and said, “When you are in the business of movies, you are playing a character. Of course, all of this is yet to play out, but at the end of the day, you are essaying a role, and at that point, you are not thinking whether your co-actor is your husband, brother or someone you know closely. All you try to do is, be honest in that moment. The personal equation doesn’t spill over into the workspace. I can’t think of anyone else who could do justice to the role (of Kapil Dev), but if there was someone else playing him in the film, and not Ranveer, I would still do my part. This isn’t coming from a personal equation, but from my passion and enthusiasm for the film.”
’83 is slated to release on April 10, 2020.
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