Kabir Khan’s ’83 has gone on floors and both Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are currently in England shooting for the film. The film is all set to narrate the story of India’s historic win in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, at the hands of legendary captain, Kapil Dev. Ranveer Singh is all set to essay the role of Kapil Dev while Deepika Padukone will be essaying the role of the cricketer’s wife, Romi Bhatia. The film will mark the first time the real life couple will be seen on screen together after their marriage.
Before Deepika Padukone was roped in for the film, there was much speculation that Katrina Kaif would play the leading lady in the Kabir Khan directorial. In a recent interview however, Katrina Kaif was questioned about her role in the film and rubbished reports that she would have anything to do with the film. "There was no conversation around Kabir’s film. I was never in talks for 83. I know nothing about the film,” she said.
In the same interview, Katrina Kaif was also asked if she would be starring in Zoya Akhtar's next film. She said, "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.”
Katrina has already worked with Zoya Akhtar earlier, in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which recently completed eight years. She was last seen on screen in Zero alongside Shah Rukh Khan. Meanwhile, Katrina just celebrated her 36th birthday in Mexico with family and close friends. Photos of her partying on a beach went viral on social media.