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The film is being helmed by Kabir Khan. It will follow the story of Kapil Dev, who was newly appointed as captain and went on to defeat the West Indies in the final match of World Cup 1983.
Ranveer Singh who is on a different high with his upcoming film on Kapil Dev and Indian cricket team’s world cup win in 1983, is now set to shoot at the iconic Lords cricket stadium in England. The actor will shoot for a recreated scene that will show Team India’s historic World Cup-winning moment as the legendary captain Kapil Dev lifts the first ever cricket world cup trophy for India.
Titled ‘83, the film will bring that iconic moment to the celluloid. As reported by a source close to the film, "All preparations are underway to shoot at the iconic Lords cricket ground. The World Cup win is an iconic and most cherished memory in the hearts and the minds of all Indians and the moment will be recreated in 83. Ranveer as the legend Kapil Dev will be seen lifting the World Cup at Lords." See pics from his preparation for the role.
The film is being helmed by Kabir Khan. It will follow the story of Kapil Dev, who was newly appointed as captain and went on to defeat West Indies in the final match of World Cup 1983.
While Ranveer will play Kapil Dev himself, former cricketer Sandeep Patil’s son Chirag Patil will be seen playing his father, who was a part of the team of that year. South actor Jiiva is set to play the role of right-hand batsman Krishnamachari Srikkanth from the squad.
Ranveer had earlier told IANS, “83 is an “incredible underdog story. It’s an honour to be a part of one of the most incredible sporting stories of our nation's history, the 1983 Cricket World Cup. We have the honour of telling this story and mortalising this on celluloid.”
Meanwhile, Ranveer has ‘Gully Boy’ with Alia Bhatt releasing on February 14.