Amid the coronavirus pandemic Diwali parties are being cancelled due to safety concerns, and many Bollywood celebrities will have a low-key celebration this year. Actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will ring in the festival of lights with less pomp and fanfare. Talking about her Diwali plans, in an interview with Hindustan Times, when asked about her feelings towards celebrating Diwali right in the middle of a pandemic, DP revealed, "Honestly, we are going to keep things quite low key, keeping in the mind the sensitivity (of the situation) towards the environment and the people around us."
"It’s been a difficult year for many in different ways [owing to the pandemic]. So, what we intend to do is, to stay at home, do a simple pooja and spend time with family. Normally, that’s what we, anyway, do," Padukone added. Deepika also said that this year, on Diwali, "she wishes for everybody, good health, and peace of mind. And that’s my prayer for people most of the time, even when I wish them on their birthdays as I feel that’s the real core of everything we do. Everything else is secondary. "On the work front, while Ranveer and Deepika have already charmed the audience with their chemistry in movies like Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, '83 will be the first collaboration of the two after getting hitched in 2018. Ranveer has stepped in the shoes of Kapil Dev's character in the movie while Deepika plays his wife Romi.