Everyone connected with the mega-sportsflick ’83 knows the focus of interest in the film is cricket legend KapilDev and his triumph at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. In fact if you look at the lineup of actors playing the cricket team of 1983 only Ranveer Singh is a bankable star in the cast. The others are all actors.
This is why Deepika Padukone, who is without doubt the highest paid female actor in India, surprised everyone by hopping on board for what looks like a boys’ sports film.
Apparently Ranveer was very keen to have Deepika play his wife in ’83, although, sources confirm, Deepika’s role is no more than an extended cameo.
“Romi Dev , Mrs Kapil Dev, is very important in Kapil Dev’s life. But as far as the 1983 Cricket world Cup was concerned she was hardly a key player, for obvious reasons, The producers wanted to sign a good actress instead of an A-lister for the wife’s role. But Ranveer Singh convinced, in fact persuaded,the producers to go withDeepika.”
And Deepika has been paid her full market price for 83—on a par with Ranveer’s remuneration—in spite of her abbreviated role.
Way to go ,Lady.