’83: Deepika Padukone’s striking resemblance to Romi Dev will leave you amazed
After three blockbuster hits together, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are all set to reunite on screen in Kabir Khan directorial ’83. The duo will be seen reliving the iconic moments of 1983 Cricket World Cup as Kapil Dev and Romi Dev (Bhatia), the wife of Indian team captain in the sports drama. And now after months of waiting, the first look of Deepika as Romi Dev has been finally released. With a striking resemblance to Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Dev, the actress looks picture perfect.
In the picture, which features Deepika Padukone with Ranveer Singh, the actress is seen sporting a turtle neck top paired with a beige coloured skirt while Ranveer is wearing the official Indian captain blazer. Standing beside each other the couple have a million dollar smile on their faces. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Deepika’s short bob haircut, much like Romi is the highlight of the picture.
Sharing the look on Instagram with an adorable caption, Deepika dedicated this look to every woman who goes out of her way to support her husband’s dreams. She stated that it was a small part but it gave her a chance to be a part of history.
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To be able to play a small part in a film that captures one of the most iconic moments in sporting history has been an absolute honour. Ive seen very closely the role a wife plays in the success of her husband’s professional and personal aspirations in my mother and 83 for me in many ways is an ode to every woman who puts her husband’s dream before her own…#thisis83 @kabirkhankk @ranveersingh @_kaproductions @reliance.entertainment @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson @vibrimedia @83thefilm
On the other hand, Ranveer described Deepika’s character as, “The Wind beneath my Wings The Heart of the Hurricane.”
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The Wind beneath my Wings ❤ The Heart of the Hurricane. @deepikapadukone #DeepikaAsRomiDev . @83thefilm @kabirkhankk @sarkarshibasish #SajidNadiadwala @vishnuinduri @ipritamofficial @reliance.entertainment @_kaproductions @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson @vibrimedia @zeemusiccompany @pvrpictures #ThisIs83
This will be Deepika and Ranveer’s first on-screen appearance after getting married in 2018.
Deepika had earlier spoken to ETimes about teaming up with Kabir Khan and her hubby for this project. She said, “I can’t think of anyone else who could do justice to the role (of Kapil Dev), but if there was someone else playing him in the film, and not Ranveer, I would still do my part. This isn’t coming from a personal equation, but from my passion and enthusiasm for the film.”
Apart from Ranveer and Deepika, 83 boasts of an ensemble cast comprising of Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath, Ammy Virk as Balwinder Sandhu, Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani, Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil, Adinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar, Dhairya Karwa as Ravi Shastri, Harrdy Sandhu as Madan Lal, Nishant Dahiya as Roger Binny, Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma, Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad and R Badree as Sunil Valson. The first look posters of all these actors as the members of the World Cup-winning squad were revealed recently.
Apart from these actors, 83 also stars Pankaj Tripathi as PR. Man Singh, the manager of the 1983 Indian cricket team and Boman Irani in pivotal roles.
The film is produced by Phantom Films, Sajid Nadiadwala, and Deepika’s Ka Productions. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on April 10.