Actor Deepika Padukone will reportedly play wife to real-life husband Ranveer Singh in the upcoming sports film, 83. Ranveer plays former India cricket captain Kapil Dev in the film, about the Indian team’s underdog victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
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.” Deepika, who made her debut as a producer with the upcoming Chhapaak, decided to jump on board 83 as a co-producer ‘because it’s not just inspirational but also extremely emotional’. She’ll play an acid attack survivor in Chhapaak, which also stars Vikrant Massey and is directed by Meghna Gulzar. It’s her first film since Padmaavat. Ranveer, however, has delivered two back-to-back hits, with Simmba and Gully Boy, since the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film hit theatres.