Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are not just a favourite couple off screen but also on. The couple have worked together in several films. They were first paired opposite each in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’ released in 2013. It was the sets of this movie that Ranveer and Deepika fell in love. They later went on to star together in two more Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Padmaavat’ as well.
Now, the couple is all set to set the screen on fire again. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have been paired opposite each other in Kabir Khan’s ‘83’, as per a report in Pinkvilla.
‘83’ is a biographical movie on the life of legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev and India’s 1983 World Cup victory, in which Kapil Dev was the captain. Ranveer Singh will play the role of Kapil Dev and according to reports Deepika Padukone has been roped in to play his love interest and wife.
Talking about the same, a source stated to an entertainment portal, "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."
"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," the source added.
The same source also stated that Deepika Padukone, who is all set to make her debut as a producer with Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Chhapaak’, will also co-produce ‘83’.
"When she was narrated the story of '83, she loved it because it's not just inspirational but also extremely emotional. She and Kabir have been friends for years now. So she decided to come on board as a co-producer, too. This will be the second venture under her banner," the report states.
Apart from Ranveer and Deepika, '83 also stars Chirag Patil, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiva, Sahil Khattar, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk and Pankaj Tripathi in pivotal roles.
‘83’ is set to release on Good Friday, 2020.