Ranveer Singh introduces character poster of Ammy Virk as Balvinder Singh Sandhu from Kabir Khan's 83
Kabir Khan's 83 chronicles Indian cricket team's historic 1983 World Cup triumph against the West Indies team.
Ranveer Singh, who has been introducing the character posters from his upcoming film 83, took to Instagram to unveil Punjabi actor Ammy Virk's poster. Virk will essaying the role of bowler Balvinder Singh Sandhu in Kabir Khan's directorial.
Calling Virk the "Swingin' Sardarji," Singh wrote a lengthy post introducing the character. The actor, who will emulate former Indian skipper Kapil Dev, reveals Sandhu coached the actors for 83, and thus, he is a special part of the team.
Check out the first look here
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*Cue track* It’s the SWINGIN’ SARDARJI !!! Presenting @ammyvirk AMMY VIRK as BALVINDER SINGH SANDHU!!! @inswingsandhu PS- this one is special to me as our Dil Da Raja Amrinder portrays the role of our beloved coach SANDHU SIR ❤ because of whom we have all become better cricketers What an honour to be coached for the film by the World Cup Winner Himself #LoveYouSandhuSir PPS- both are real characters, On and Off screen I think all my ‘PROFASHNULS’ will agree @saqibsaleem @harrdysandhu @actorjiiva @thejatinsarna @iamchiragpatil @dinkersharmaa @nishantdahhiya @issahilkhattar @tahirrajbhasin @adinathkothare @dhairya275 @rbadree @pankajtripathi #ThisIs83 . @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @sarkarshibasish @mantenamadhu #SajidNadiadwala @vishnuinduri @ipritamofficial @reliance.entertainment @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson @vibrimedia @zeemusiccompany @pvrpictures
Chirag Patil will be seen essaying the role of his father and former Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil. Tahir Raj Bhasin will play Sunil Gavaskar. Jiiva will be seen as the top scorer in the final match of the 1983 world cup against West Indies, K Srikkanth. Saqib Saleem will play Mohinder Amarnath, and Jatin Sarna will portray Yashpal Sharma, whereas Dinker will play Kirti Azad.
The sports drama, which is based on India's 1983 World Cup victory, also features Deepika Padukone as Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia.
Touted as the "biggest sports film" of the country, 83 is slated to release on 10 April.
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