Ranveer Singh to be trained by Kapil Dev for 83, Kabir Khan's film on 1983 World Cup win

FP Staff

Oct,24 2017 16:36 26 IST

Ever since it was announced that Ranveer Singh will portray the role of Kapil Dev in the movie 83 based on India’s historic 1983 world cup win, audiences are eagerly waiting for every minor information related to this film.

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Ranveer Singh and Kapil Dev

Now director Kabir Khan has another interesting update. To ace his role to perfection, Ranveer will not only be trained by former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev but also get tips from other members of that 1983 World Cup winning squad. It will help him understand the nitty-gritty of the Gentleman’s Game. 

In 83, Ranveer will enact the role of Kapil Dev under whose outstanding captaincy India made history in England. "Members of the 1983 World Cup squad will be helping us, they will be there as consultants and coaches for the team. It will begin next year," Kabir said in an interview, to Indiatimes.com.

Kabir also believes the Bajirao Mastani actor is the ideal choice to portray Dev’s bravery. "Ranveer is an actor, he will play according to the demand and requirement of the character. I have always admired Ranveer as an actor," Kabir said, in the same interview.

The first schedule of the film will reportedly be in London and the preparation is already underway. The first schedule will be widely shot in London as the city is an important plot in the film. The makers are planning to shoot the entire World Cup sequence in the first schedule.

The director insisted that they will not go for any prosthetics to make Ranveer look like Kapil Dev as it is not a biopic on the former Indian captain but actually a chronicle of the historical journey of the 1983 World Cup win.  

While speaking about casting other actors, Kabir claimed in the same interview, "In case of the 1983 World Cup, I think the players are the real stars. We are looking for good actors. We are in the casting process.”