Actress Deepika Padukone is all set to star in the film '83 that stars her husband Ranveer Singh as cricketer Kapil Dev. If reports are to be believed, Deepika Padukone will be playing Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia in the film, directed by Kabir Khan. Not only that, but Deepika Padukone is also co-producing the film, say reports.
The film '83 is based on the Indian cricket team's historic win at the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament in 1983. Ranveer Singh has been prepping for the role along with the other team members, and now his wifey Deepika Padukone joins him as his onscreen wife as well.
Bollywood actresses these days are smart and sharp as far as business decisions are concerned. Within five to 10 years of making money through movies, events and endorsements, they begin producing films and opening their own businesses or investing in existing startups. Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Lara Dutta, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor - you name it and they have done it.
Actress Deepika Padukone, too, entered the fray when she began investing in businesses through her company KA Enterprises LLP with her father Prakash Padukone. The firm was incorporated on April 7, 2014, with its registered address in Mumbai.
KA Enterprises has invested in startups like Purplle, Furlenco, and Danone's Epigamia. They are looking for fresh investments. Deepika Padukone already has a fashion line All About You that sells on Myntra. The actress is also producing her first film, Chhapaak, in which she stars as real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
"When she was narrated the story of '83, she loved it because it's not just inspirational but also extremely emotional. She and Kabir have been friends for years now. So, she decided to come on board as a co-producer, too. This will be the second venture under her banner," The Times of India quotes a source.