Mumbai: Deepika Padukone is ready to star in the upcoming sports drama “83” with her husband Ranveer Singh.
Deepika will play the role of Romi Dev, who is the wife of cricket legend Kapil Dev.
Ranveer made the announcement on Wednesday on Instagram.
“*drum roll* All smiles as All-star @deepikapadukone joins the #83squad! @83thefilm @kabirkhankk,” he wrote alongside a photo with Deepika and film’s director Kabir Khan.
In another post, Ranveer dished put details about his frequent co-star’s role.
“Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm! Genius casting courtesy @kabirkhankk,” he said.
Later, Deepika took to Twitter to confirm her casting.
“& on to the next… Thank You @kabirkhankk for this incredible honour! #RomiDev #Day1 @83thefilm @RanveerOfficial,” she wrote.
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 12, 2019
Meanwhile, director Kabir Singh said that he is excited to have Deepika on board as he was looking for an opportunity to work with her for a long time.
“I’m totally thrilled to work with someone I have admired for so long… Welcome to ’83’ @deepikapadukone! You had to be Romi! #83OneMoreTime,” the director wrote on Instagram.
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I’m totally thrilled to work with someone I have admired for so long… Welcome to 83 @deepikapadukone !! You had to be Romi!!! #83OneMoreTime @ranveersingh @deepikapadukone @kabirkhankk #MadhuMantena @sarkarshibasish #SajidNadiadwala @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @nadiadwalagrandson @83thefilm
Kabir Khan announced the film that the major shooting of the film will start in England in May 2019.
“83” will lead India’s victory under the captaincy of Kapil, when Men In Blue defeated the West Indies in the final to win their first World Cup trophy in 1983.
The much-awaited film will release on April 10, 2020.