On the sets of their film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s romance brewed. After dating each other for six years, the duo tied the knot in November 2018 in an intimate ceremony. Ever since their fairytale wedding which took place at Italy’s Lake Como, fans have been eagerly waiting to see the duo share screen space again. And now, the wait is finally over as Ranveer and Deepika will be starring together in Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial, ’83.
In the movie, Ranveer will be playing former Indian skipper Kapil Dev and has been prepping for the same for quite some time now. On the other hand, Deepika, who recently wrapped up her first production venture, Chhapaak, will be seen playing the legendary cricketer’s wife Romi Bhatia.
Talking about ’83 in an interview with Bombay Times, the 33-year-old actress said, “I am so glad that Kabir (Khan) came to me with it. This happened a couple of months ago when he was still casting the boys for the film. It’s just that I was busy with Chhappak and we were waiting for the right moment to make the announcement.”
When asked if the dynamics between her and Ranveer will change as actors, Deepika said, “When you are in the business of movies, you are playing a character. Of course, all of this is yet to play out, but at the end of the day, you are essaying a role, and at that point, you are not thinking whether your co-actor is your husband, brother or someone you know closely. All you try to do is, be honest in that moment.”
“The personal equation doesn’t spill over into the workspace. 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,” she added.
Apart from acting in it, Deepika will also be co-producing ’83. The sports drama will hit the screens on April 10 next year.
Meanwhile, Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding was an intimate affair. On November 14, the power couple tied the knot in a Konkani ceremony and on the following day, November 15, they got married in a Sindhi ceremony. The festivities were attended by their families and close friends.
Talking about Deepika’s next film Chhapaak, it is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal and has been directed by Meghna Gulzar. Ranveer, on the other hand, will also be starring in Karan Johar’s Takht and first-timer Divyang Thakkar’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar.