It has been a few weeks since it was announced that Deepika Padukone will not only co-produce Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial ’83 but will also play the role of Romi Dev, wife of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, in the biopic. The film is based on India’s iconic win at World Cup 1983, which was their first win, and Ranveer Singh will be playing the role of Kapil Dev. ’83 will be the couple’s first movie after marriage and their fourth movie together.
Before Deepika was finalized for the role, there had been reports doing rounds about Katrina Kaif being considered for the part. Now after so many speculations, in an interaction with The Times Of India, Kat openly talked about the same. Denying the rumours, she said, "There was no conversation around Kabir’s film. I was never in talks for ‘83. I know nothing about the film."
The 36-year-old actress was also asked if she will be starring in Zoya Akhtar's next, to which she replied, "As for Zoya’s next, I will be happy to work with her on any film she decides to cast me in but there has been no specific work conversation so far. She is a director you would give anything to work with. She’s phenomenally gifted and it’s hard to express what she gives you as a director. It’s such a gift to work with her. She’s an incredible person; and so is Kabir."
On the work front, Katrina was last seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial Bharat opposite Salman Khan. She will be next seen in Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi in which she is paired opposite Akshay Kumar. The film is releasing on March 27, 2020 whereas, '83 is slated to release on April 10, 2020.
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