Mumbai: Deepika Padukone is set to star in the upcoming sports drama, 83 with her husband, actor Ranveer Singh.
Deepika will essay the role of Romi Dev, wife to cricketing legend Kapil Dev, to be played by Ranveer.
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.
This will be the duo’s fourth collaboration after last year’s release “Padmaavat“.
83 will chronicle India’s win under Kapil’s captainship when the Men in Blue defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983.
The much-awaited film will release on 10 April 2020.
83 is produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Kabir, and presented by Reliance Entertainment.
The shooting is underway in Glasgow.
83 is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language Sports drama film directed by Kabir Khan and produced by himself along with Sajid Nadiadwala, Madhu Mantena and Vishnu Induri. Deepika Padukone later joined the team of producers.
The film bankrolled by Reliance Entertainment, stars Ranveer Singh, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Jiiva, Ammy Virk, Hardy Sandhu, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Sahil Khattar and Chirag Patil, reprising the India national cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
In September 2017, Reliance Entertainment had hosted an event to announce the film along with the entire former team that lifted the world cup in 1983. The cinematography of the film is in the hands of Aseem Mishra.