Kabir Khan reveals Deepika Padukone was first choice for Romi Dev in 83: Glad she loved the film

As Kabir Khan is looking forward to the release of 83, he opened up on roping in Deepika Padukone for the film.

Updated on Dec 19, 2021 03:17 PM IST  |  632.2K
Kabir Khan reveals Deepika Padukone was first choice for Romi Dev in 83: Glad she loved the film
Kabir Khan reveals Deepika Padukone was first choice for Romi Dev in 83: Glad she loved the film
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Ranveer Singh is all over the news courtesy his upcoming movie 83. Helmed by Kabir Khan, the sports drama will chronicle the Indian cricket team’s historic journey during the 1983 World Cup. And while Ranveer plays the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, it will also have Deepika Padukone as Romi Dev. Interestingly, 83 will mark Deepika and Ranveer’s first project after marriage and fans are ecstatic. And now, director Kabir Khan has revealed that Deepika was the first choice for the movie. 

Interestingly, there were speculations that Deepika came into the picture for 83 because of her wedding with Ranveer. However, during a recent press conference, Kabir stated that Deepika was the first choice for the role even she hadn’t married Ranveer. Talking about it, Kabir Khan said, “Deepika and Ranveer are a nice couple and are doing their first film after their marriage. But for me, Deepika was the person to go to even if was not married to Ranveer. I am so glad that she loved the film, she got moved by the story and she just said, ‘I want to be a part of this film’”.

Check out Kabir Khan’s video:

Meanwhile, Kapil Dev had opened up about Deepika’s portrayal of Roma Dev and revealed that it got mixed reactions from his family. He told Quint, “I think mixed because I don’t know how much the role of my wife is in 83, so one does not realise that what they are trying to do there”.

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