Popular Kannada model and actress Nikki Galrani will be the heroine of Abrid Shine's first directorial venture, 1983. The movie is based on a village and the villagers love for cricket. Nivin Pauly is the hero of the movie and he will be seen as a cricket fan. Nikki will be seen as Manjula, a village girl. The actress is apparently very happy about her role as a village belle as she has always been doing modern roles.