After delivering back to back blockbusters like Simmba and Gully Boy, B-Town’s powerhouse of energy Ranveer Singh is all set for his next. He will be next seen in the Kabir Khan directed sports drama ’83, which will feature him essay the character of the legendary cricketer Kapil Dev. In a recent interaction with DNA, the actor shared that he is privileged to be a part of the film and how the ‘spectacular, unreal tale’ needs to be told to the current generation. While talking about portraying Kapil, he went on to state that he hopes to ‘become his shadow’.
“The film’s story is one of the most glorious chapters in our nation’s sporting history. Kabir (Khan) director and I were discussing that we don’t have to do much there. You just tell the story, and it has got everything — a spectacular, unreal tale,” he said. As reported earlier, a part of his prep will include spending time with Kapil. Commenting on the same, he shared, “I’m hoping to become his shadow. I will follow him wherever he goes and try to pick as much as possible from him.”
“I hope to get some tips on bowling and batting from the man himself. I have never done this before. This will be a first for me, a unique process of spending time with the person I play on screen,” he concluded.
The film boasts of an ensemble star cast, including Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil, Sahil Kahttar as Syed Kirmani, Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikanth, Ammy Virk as Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar. It’s expected to release in April 2020.