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83: Real-life couple Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone to play husband-wife in reel too

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 14, 2019, 01.55 PM (IST)

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh don’t get a happy ending in films and the actress now wants to change that.

According to a report published in an entertainment website, Deepika has now been locked in for Kabir Khan’s next 83’ that stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, Indian cricket team captain in 1983 when India lifted the World Cup trophy. Deepika will play the role of Kapil’s wife Romi Bhatia. 

A source quoted in the report said, "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." 

The source 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."

Apart from starring in the film, Deepika will also be credited as co-producer. This will be her second venture as a producer after Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Chhapaak’.

Kabir is producing 83’ in collaboration with Madhu Mantena and Vishnu Induri, and will be presented by Reliance Entertainment. 

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Deepika has now been locked in for Kabir Khan’s next 83’ that stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, Indian cricket team captain in 1983 when India lifted the World Cup trophy.