Deepika Padukone will reportedly be making a whopping Rs 14 crore from her supporting role in Kabir Khan’s forthcoming directorial 83, which stars her husband Ranveer Singh in the lead role.
This is a lot more than what she was paid for her central role in her controversial 2018 film Padmaavat, that went on to earn Rs 600 crore worldwide, becoming the biggest outing of her career.In 83, that traces India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup win, Ranveer will essay the role of Kapil Dev, who captained the team to the glorious victory. Deepika, meanwhile, will be seen as his wife Romi Dev.
An unnamed source told Asian Age, “83 is about the Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev winning the 1983 World Cup in England and Wales. How much of a role Deepika can have as Kapil Dev’s wife in a plot that is not devoted to Kapil’s off-field life?”
Deepika, who has lately been having a dream run at the box office with back-to-back hits like Piku, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, was apparently a bit apprehensive about taking a supporting role in an all-men’s film. It was Ranveer who reportedly convinced her to get on board. “I think Ranveer almost convinced her, then the zeros on the cheque did the rest,” the source added.
Also starring Pankaj Tripathi, Saaqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Ammy Virk and Harrdy Sandhu, 83 will release in April 2020