Deepika Padukone on working with Ranveer Singh: Our personal equation won't have any role in 83
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh - an on-screen jodi that grabbed eyeballs with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramlila. And recreated the magic in Bajirao Mastani. Now years later, Ranveer and Deepika are coming together on the big screen with Kabir Khan's 83, and that too, as a married couple. If Ranveer has stepped into the shoes of veteran cricketer Kapil Dev for the film, Deepika Padukone will essay the role of his wife Romi Dev.
And their fans are excited to see this real-life jodi return to the reel. However, Deepika Padukone has clarified that their personal equation won't be visible in 83.
"As actors, you don't think about your personal equations while doing a film. You are fully focused on the moment and the character. You cease to exist as the person you are and only live the character that you are playing. Our personal equation won't have any role in this film," Deepika told Mumbai Mirror.
While Deepika has played an array of characters on the 70 mm, she is quite excited to step into the shoes of Romi Dev for 83. The 33-year-old actress revealed that she likes Romi's candour and the way she conducts herself.
"I feel so inspired every time I meet her. She has an extremely refreshing energy, is intelligent, knowledgeable, and funny. I like her candour. Romi ji is someone who is extremely honest and when she needs to express herself, she does it with a lot of dignity. I like the way she conducts herself with so much grace," Deepika told the daily.
It was in June this year that Deepika Padukone joined the cast of 83, and made the big announcement on social media.
Sharing a picture with Ranveer Singh and Kabir Khan, Deepika wrote, "& on to the next...Thank You @kabirkhankk for this incredible honour...! #RomiDev #Day1 @83thefilm @ranveersingh (sic)"
83 is Deepika's first collaboration with Ranveer after their wedding. An excited Ranveer had also shared pictures with Deepika from 83 sets and wrote, "Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm !!! Genius casting courtesy @kabirkhankk #83squad (sic)"
While Ranveer is already shooting for 83 in United Kingdom, Deepika Padukone recently flew to London to join him.
Deepika Padukone flew off to London recently. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Deepika is happy to play Romi Dev as she played a big part in Kapil Dev's success.
"At the end of day, for any champion, the drive, commitment and dedication must come from within. But yes, having a solid support system is important as it allows the person to work without holding back, without any kind of emotional burden. In that sense, Romi ji has played an extremely important part in Kapil Dev's success. In a way, I think this has also helped him stay grounded. These characteristics are very important in the journey to success," added the actress.
The film, which will bring Ranveer and Deepika together on the big screen, is set to release on April 10, 2020