Deepika Padukone joins hubby Ranveer Singh in 83
Mumbai: Deepika Padukone has joined husband Ranveer Singh in the upcoming sports drama 83 which will essay the success story of the Indian men’s cricket team which went on to register the first-ever World Cup win for India.
Deepika will essay the role of Romi Dev, wife to 1983 team captain and cricketing legend Kapil Dev, to be played by Ranveer.
Ranveer made the announcement on Wednesday on Instagram.
“*drum roll* All smiles as All-star @deepikapadukone joins the #83squad! @83thefilm @kabirkhankk,” he wrote alongside a photo with Deepika and film’s director Kabir Khan.
In another post, Ranveer dished put details about his frequent co-star’s role.
“Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm! Genius casting courtesy @kabirkhankk,” he said.
This will be the duo’s fourth collaboration after last year’s release Padmaavat.
Later, Deepika took to Twitter to confirm her casting. She is finished with her shooting schedule of Chhapaak.
“& on to the next… Thank You @kabirkhankk for this incredible honour! #RomiDev #Day1 @83thefilm @RanveerOfficial,” she wrote.
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 12, 2019
Kabir said he is excited to have Deepika on board as he was looking for an opportunity to work with her for a long time.
“I’m totally thrilled to work with someone I have admired for so long… Welcome to ‘83’ @deepikapadukone! You had to be Romi! #83OneMoreTime,” the director wrote on Instagram.
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I’m totally thrilled to work with someone I have admired for so long… Welcome to 83 @deepikapadukone !! You had to be Romi!!! #83OneMoreTime @ranveersingh @deepikapadukone @kabirkhankk #MadhuMantena @sarkarshibasish #SajidNadiadwala @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @nadiadwalagrandson @83thefilm
The much-awaited film will release on April 10, 2020. The shooting for the film is underway at Glasgow, United Kingdom.