Actress Deepika Padukone is all set to star opposite her husband Ranveer Singh in Kabir Khan’s ‘83’. While Ranveer plays veteran cricketer Kapil Dev, Deepika Padukone will play his wife Romi Dev.
Deepika, who spent ample of time with Romi to know her better, revealed that she likes Romi’s candour and the way she conducts herself.
“I feel so inspired every time I meet her. She has an extremely refreshing energy, is intelligent, knowledgeable, and funny.” Talking about what she likes the most about her, she adds, “I like her candour. Romi ji is someone who is extremely honest and when she needs to express herself, she does it with a lot of dignity. I like the way she conducts herself with so much grace,” said the actress to Mumbai Mirror in an interview.
This is the first movie that the couple will star together in after their marriage. Deepika, however, makes it clear that her and Ranveer’s real life equation won’t be visible in the film.
“As actors, you don’t think about your personal equations while doing a film. You are fully focused on the moment and the character. You cease to exist as the person you are and only live the character that you are playing. Our personal equation won’t have any role to play in this film,” she said.
The actor also stressed on the role Romi played in Kapil’s success.
“At the end of day, for any champion, the drive, commitment and dedication must come from within. But yes, having a solid support system is important as it allows the person to work without holding back, without any kind of emotional burden. In that sense, Romi ji has played an extremely important part in Kapil Dev’s success. In a way, I think this has also helped him stay grounded. These characteristics are very important in the journey to success,” she said.
Other than Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone the movie also stars Saqib Saleem, Adinath Kothare, Chirag Patil, Harddy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Dinker Sharma, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Dhairya Karwa, Nishant Dahhiya and R Badree.
‘83’ is a sports drama that will tell the story of India’s historic world cup win against West Indies. The movie will focus on the story of India’s then captain Kapil Dev.