Giving an early morning surprise to her fans today, actress Deepika Padukone released her first look from the upcoming movie 83.
Directed by Kabir Khan, the movie is based on the Indian cricket team's maiden World Cup victory in 1983.
Deepika plays the role of Romi Dev, former cricket captain Kapil Dev's wife, in the movie. And her husband, Ranveer Singh, is portraying Kapil.
In the first look poster, shared by Deepika on social media, the actress can be seen wearing a black turtle-neck shirt and a beige colored skirt. She sported a bob haircut, which is extremely similar to that of Romi's.
On the other hand, Ranveer as Kapil is seen dressed in a formal white shirt, a striped tie, and a Team India blazer.
Sharing the poster, Deepika wrote, "To play a small part in a film that captures one of most iconic moments in sporting history has been an absolute honor! 83 for me is an ode to every woman who puts her husband's dream before her own".
“To play a small part in a film that captures one of the most iconic moments in sporting history has been an absolute honour!83 for me is an ode to every woman who puts her husband’s dream before her own...” #ThisIs83 pic.twitter.com/JHTjQE8KC3— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) February 19, 2020
Talking about 83, Ranveer had earlier told ETimes, "The entire nation is waiting for 83 because there is such nostalgia attached to it. It is like a responsibility on me, Kabir sir and the entire team."
"This is the highlight of their life, it was defining chapter in their life. If we can make them feel proud then we have achieved something", he added.
Bankrolled by Reliance Entertainment, 83 chronicles the journey of the Indian squad's surprise victory decades ago. The team defeated West Indies.
Apart from Ranveer and Deepika, the movie also stars Harrdy Sandhu, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Amrita Puri, Jiiva, Ammy Virk, Pankaj Tripathi, and Sahil Khattar in pivotal roles.
It is set to release on April 10, 2020, in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
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