Deepika Padukone is set to star in upcoming sports drama, '83 with her husband, actor Ranveer Singh. Deepika will essay the role of Romi Dev, wife to 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. "& on to the next... Thank You @kabirkhankk for this incredible honour! #RomiDev #Day1 @83thefilm @RanveerOfficial," she wrote.
To which, Ranveer replied: "And this time we don't die in the end. Yay (laughing emoji)"
For those unaware, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh featured in three films together, all directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In Ram-Leela (2013), 'Bajirao Mastani' (2015), both die. While in 2018's 'Padmaavat', Deepika plays the role of the queen who commits jauhar. And to rewind your memories a bit, In 'Finding Fanny' (2014), Ranveer Singh (plays Deepika's husband in a cameo role), dies by choking on the cake during his wedding party.
Coming back to '83, 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.
"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 much-awaited film will release on April 10, 2020. The film also features R Badree, Hardy Sandhu, Chirag Patil, Saqib Saleem, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Bhasin, Ammy Virk and Saahil Khattar as Dev's fellow cricketers.
"83" is produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Kabir, and presented by Reliance Entertainment.
The shooting is underway in Glasgow.
(With inputs from agencies)
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