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Feels wonderful to see Ranveer and Deepika play us in '83', says Romi Dev

The Kabir Khan film, bringing on screen the story of India’s first World Cup win, will release on April 10
Kapil Dev and Romi Dev at Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s wedding reception in 2018
Kapil Dev and Romi Dev at Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s wedding reception in 2018
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PTI   |   Published 27.02.20, 06:29 AM

Romi Dev, wife of cricket legend, India’s first World Cup-winning captain, Kapil Dev, is thrilled to have Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh play the couple in 83.

The Kabir Khan film, bringing on screen the story of India’s first World Cup win, will release on April 10.

Deepika recently shared her first look as Romi — in a bob haircut and flaunting a black polo-neck top with a cream bottom. Next to her is Ranveer, as Kapil Dev in the official Team India blazer.

Deepika captioned the post on Instagram: “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 honour. 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..”

The real-life Romi said: “It feels wonderful to see Ranveer and Deepika play us. The way Ranveer has worked, it’s obviously something which has been close to his heart. It was something he was very excited to do.

“I have also seen the picture Deepika shared. How can Deepika ever not look amazing. We had met and more or less spent the whole day chatting.”

Romi said the idea that someone went ahead to tell the story of the historic win — when India defeated the West Indies in the final at Lord’s — was special.

“It certainly feels very gratifying, rewarding. After all these years, these people (the makers) have managed to recreate the magic.”

She added that for her, the win took time to sink in, with both Kapil and her realising its true magnitude years later. “The thing I realise today, when I think back to 37 years ago, is that how silly we were. The extreme joy is of course unparalleled. If someone were to ask me, it would be in the top three moments of my life. But the worth of it, I think we realised over time.”

Romi said the conversation between her and Kapil before the tournament began was “general”, but the feeling post the win was of “wonder and awe”.

As the film gears up for release in April, Romi expects it to reach out to all those who have heard about the win, but did not experience it.

“It has been 37 years. The younger lot may have heard about it, but probably did not experience the magic. The Indian team is a completely different ballgame now. So the sheer magic of it or the essence of it can get across with the film,” she added.



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