Deepika Padukone will play the role of Romi Dev for the upcoming Film ’83.’ The first look of Deepika as Romi Dev is now out. Romi Dev is the wife of the former Indian Cricket Team Captain Kapil Dev. The poster featured Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh together as Romi Dev and Kapil Dev.

Deepika posted the look on Instagram and wrote, “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 honor. I’ve 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.”

Ranveer Singh also posted the same look on his Instagram. He wrote “The wind beneath my wings. The heart of the hurricane.”

Some Takeaways:

  • The film will also feature Harrdy Sandhu, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, Dinker Sharma, Jatin Sarna, Nishant Dahiya, R Badree, and Boman Irani.
  • Born in Delhi, Romi Bhatia Devi grew up in Delhi. Romi married Kapil Dev in 1980.
  • The film 83 directed by Kabir Khan is set to release on April 10, 2020.

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Since the release of Deepika’s first look as Romi Dev Twitter has been pointing out how closely Deepika’s look resembles Romi’s.

The film 83 is the story of the Indian team’s surprise win at the Cricket World Cup in 1983. India beat the tournament’s favourite team West Indies and lifted the World Cup. Directed by Kabir Khan ’83’ is set to release on April 10, 2020.

It will also feature Harrdy Sandhu, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, Dinker Sharma, Jatin Sarna, Nishant Dahiya, R Badree, and Boman Irani. The cast will play the role of former cricketers Madan Lal, Sunil Gavaskar, Mohinder Amarnath, Balwinder Sandhu, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Syed Kirmani, Sandeep Patil, Dilip Vengsarka, Ravi Shastri, Kirti Azad, Yashpal Sharma, Roger Binny, Sunil Valson and Farokh Engineer.

About Romi Dev

Born in Delhi, Romi Bhatia grew up in Delhi. Romi married Kapil Dev in 1980. The former Indian cricket team captain reportedly proposed her in a local train and she agreed immediately. As per reports,  Romi Dev said that Kapil would never discuss cricket at home. He kept cricket to the field.

On January 16, 1994, Amiya Dev was born. Amiya Dev is the daughter of Kapil Dev and Romi Dev. Romi Dev is an entrepreneur. She manages the hotel owned by Kapil Dev. She also manages her family business. When Kapil Dev won the world cup, he hugged Romi Dev first. Later the couple met the Indian President, Prime Minister and other esteemed personalities together.

Image Credit: Gulte

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