MUMBAIi: Actor Ranveer Sindh will be seen as star cricketer Kapil Dev in a new movie ‘83 helmed by Kabir Khan with main focus on the India’s 1983 World Cup Victory.
The first collaboration between Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh ’83 will release on April 5, 2019, its makers Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films, made an official announcement on Sunday.
Director Kabir Khan said, “As a young schoolboy when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup, I had no idea that from that day onwards Cricket in India will change forever. As a filmmaker, for me, 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 finalizing the script.”
Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films revealed, “We are extremely proud to be a part of ’83. It is a story waiting to be told. I am sure the audience across the globe will love the film when it releases on April 5, 2019.”
For the uninitiated, ’83 is kind of Kapil Dev’s biopic as it will showcase how the then newbie led an underdog Indian team to win World Cup in 1983. It will be an inspirational tale with Ranveer playing the lead role as Kapil Dev.
It’s been reported that the first schedule of the film will be shot in London.
Story first published: 6th November 2017