Just when the makers of '83 announced that Deepika Padukone would be playing Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia in Ranveer Singh starrer, other than being super excited, we also thought that no one could have been a better fit than Deepika to play onscreen wife to her real-life husband Ranveer- courtesy- their sizzling chemistry in Bajirao Mastani and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. However, recently, while speaking to a leading newspaper, DP talked about how she enjoys playing characters that emotionally drain her.
Speaking with Hindustan Times, the actress revealed, "Honestly speaking, I’ve always enjoyed playing characters that take a lot out of me, emotionally. Even in ’83, there are extreme highs and lows that Romi also goes through in the journey towards Indian cricket team creating history by winning the world cup. But the film also — albeit briefly — explores lighter moments between Romi and her husband [Kapil Dev]. So, in that sense, you can say that it has been [a] lighter [part] emotionally.”
"For some time now, Deepika has often spoken about her craving to do a lighter role since she has constantly been doing intense characters. In a way, her part in ’83 fits that bill [of a comparatively lighter part] but not entirely because in essence, the film is a gripping drama about Indian [cricket] team’s journey towards the  world cup victory," the insider told the newspaper.
While introducing the female lead of the film, Ranveer Singh shares a series of pictures and a video as he introduces Deepika as his “on-screen wifey.” In the photos, with all smiles, Ranveer Singh, his wifey Deepika Padukone and Kabir Khan were seen captured at the moment. In one of the photos, for his wifey's introduction, he captioned it as, "Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! 😉❤️ @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm !!! 🏏🎥🎞 Genius casting courtesy @kabirkhankk 😄🙌🏽 #83squad"
His first look as 'Haryana hurricane' Kapil Dev from '83 was released on his birthday. Though Ranveer looks uncannily like the former cricketing legend, his look has surely bowled us over.
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