Bollywood has seen a quite number of biopics based on sportspersons recently be it on Dhoni or Sachin Tendulkar. The recent entry to list will be Kabir Khan’s next directorial venture which is based on the glory of 1983 cricket world cup. The movie which will feature the role of Kapil Dev as the central character will hit the theatres next year.
As per reports, the versatile actor Ranveer Singh has been shortlisted to play the role of Kapil Dev in the much-awaited movie. The makers of the movie have considered Arjun Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan for the role before finalizing Ranveer.
Now, as reported by ANI News Katrina Kaif is leading the race to play the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Dev. The director of the film Kabir Khan is also eager to sign the leading actress for this film. Interestingly, Katrina Kaif has also shown keen interest to play the role of Kapil Dev’s wife.
The all-rounder’s wife Romi has played a pivotal role in the life of Kapil Dev during his cricketing days and thereafter which makes her an important character in the film.
Notably, Katrina has featured in three movies directed by Kabir Khan namely Ek Tha Tiger, Phantom and New York which gives her a nod ahead. The other two actresses who are in a running to grab the role are a newcomer and an actress suggested by the male lead Ranveer. A source while talking to DNA revealed, “So far, Kabir has not locked the lead actress. Two other actresses have been finalized, one is a newcomer and another has been suggested by Ranveer.”
If Katrina eventually manages to bag the role it will be her first film where she will be seen pairing with Ranveer Singh.
– by Atharva Apte