Web Desk (September 29, 2017): Lo and behold! Ranveer Singh is all set to essay the role of former ace-cricketer Kapil Devin a biopic to be directed by Kabir Khan. The film is set to reminisce 1983’s cricket world cup in which India bagged the trophy.
At an event held in Mumbai, the ‘Padmavati’ star was all smiles when he shared how overwhelmed he is to play the part. “I was born into a time where cricket was everything. The biggest thing in our country. When Kabir sahab came to tell me that a story will be made on 1983 World Cup, I was like finally now people will know the story,” he said.
“As a filmmaker, the journey to that win filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on. And it’s great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly, I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalising the script.”
Ranveer too was very excited to be part of the project. “Im filled with a sense of responsibility and committed to making a film that the entire nation can be proud of,” he said on his official Instagram channel with a picture of the event marking the launch.