According to sources, filmmakers have approached Deepika Padukone for the role of Romi Bhatia, wife of Kapil Dev (being played by Ranveer Singh).
The role is said to be an impactful cameo surrounded by a lot of drama and emotions. Since Ranveer is playing Kapil Dev, and the fact that Ranveer and Deepika are a couple in real life too, the film’s director Kabir Khan believed that Deepika Padukone will be an ideal choice.
Sources say the makers approached the actress for the part, and they seem to have got a positive reply from her. But another round of discussion is set to take place in a few weeks after which it will be confirmed whether or not Deepika will be seen in the film.
“Her role requires just seven days of shooting. The filmmakers believe the part where Romi Bhatia left the stadium mid-way assuming that West Indies will win the 1983 World Cup final, and the difficulties she encountered in coming back into the stadium when India was on the verge of winning, can be well emoted by Deepika,” said the source.