The actor says there will be a lot of unheard stories from the ’83 World Cup that will keep the audiences on the edge of their seat
Bollywood fireball Ranveer Singh has created a lot of anticipation in the industry, when it was announced that he will be playing the legendary Kapil Dev, in his next venture ’83. The actor, who is awaiting the release of “Padmavati”, is extremely excited and nervous to play the former Indian cricket captain, who led the team to international glory.
“I was born in ’85 and till then cricket had become very big. When Kabir (Khan) Sahab had come to me and said that there will be a film on 1983 cricket world cup win, I was like finally. And when he was narrating it to me, I was like woooh. It is not a story just about cricket but a human story,” Ranveer exclaimed.
The actor also questioned himself on, how is he going to do a film on an iconic cricket caption who has revolutionised Indian cricket. “How am I going to do this? I am honoured that I will be a part of the biggest story. Goosebumps and goosebumps in the second part of the film, right Kabir sir?” Ranveer questioned.
Although Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who has directed some of the big names in the industry revealed that out of all his films, his father-in-law was proud of him only after he told him about this movie. “My father-in-law has never attended any of my films launch but he is here today for this film. So, I am happy I have saved my image in front of my in-laws at least,” says Kabir.
Kapil Dev, who was also present at the event, said that it will not be an easy task to make the 1983 squad. “It was not easy to handle the squad of 1983. Try, but you’ll find it difficult to get such characters across India,” says Kapil.
The 1983 World Cup has been a celebratory milestone in the history of the Indian cricket. The film will be shot at real locations and will be going on floors early next year. Helmed by Kabir Khan, the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ star will play the lead. The casting of the other cricket players is almost complete, and now people can’t wait to find out who will play the most entertaining character in the team, Krishnamachari Srikkanth.