Deepika Padukone Opted To Play The Role Of Romi Bhatia In ’83, And Her Reason Is Deeply Personal!
Deepika Padukone who comes from a sports background had earlier revealed her association with the film, ’83 alongside hubby Ranveer Singh. In the film, Deepika will be playing the role of Ranveer Singh’s onscreen wife and ’83 will be their first film after being married. Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the role of Kapil Dev and Deepika will be essaying the role of Romi Bhatia, his wife who was a key person in his life during the 1983 World Cup. Deepika Padukone also said that she will be spending more time with Romi to connect with her and do justice to the character.
Talking about a sports person’s life, the amount of sacrifices they make is commendable! Deepika Padukone would relate to this as her father is a professional badminton player and has won several awards for his contribution in sports. Deepika Padukone also said that if there’s one sportsperson she would want to play in a film, it would be her father or anyone from his time as they had their own struggle. She wanted to essay the role of Romi Bhatia in ’83 because she had a huge part to contribute in Kapil Dev’s journey.
Deepika said, “I play the role of Romi Dev, wife of Kapil Dev in the movie and she was instrumental in Kapil Dev’s success, especially when he was the captain. She was part of the support system and I feel connected to that. I always feel that in an athlete’s life the wife and family sacrifice a lot of their own dreams to support the vision of the athlete, the goals that they set and they end up sacrificing their own career. I have seen it in my own family. My mother had been supportive to my father in his career. I think to see the human side, to see what an important role family play in success of athlete I took up this role.”
Deepika Padukone is one of the most promising actresses, and we know she will nail this character too! We are looking forward to see the Deep-Veer chemistry sparkle in ’83.