Ranveer Singh turned 34 today, and his fans have all the reasons to rejoice. The actor took to social media to share his first look as Kapil Dev from his upcoming film ’83. Ranveer Singh can be seen dressed as the legendary Indian cricketer, lovingly known as ‘Haryana Hurricane.’ The film recounts the story of Kapil Dev leading his team to the World Cup victory in 1983.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are currently in UK shooting for the film. Deepika will be seen stepping in the shoes of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi.
On 25 June, the iconic Indian victory at the 1983 World Cup completed 36 years and Ranveer Singh shared the perfect video for the occasion. He gave a sneak-peek into the actors’ preparation for their characters.
“36 years ago on this day, India turned the world upside down!!! #ThisIs83 @83thefilm @kabirkhankk,” he wrote as the caption to the video.
The video starts by showing glimpses of Kapil Dev lifting the World Cup in 1983, after defeating West Indies and goes on to show some behind the scenes footage from the sets of 83. All the actors, including Sahil Khattar, Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk and Hardy Sandhu, are seen practicing in the nets in proper cricket attire. Then, a few seconds into the clip, Ranveer can be seen clad in white uniform as Kapil practicing his bowling action with former Indian cricketer, Balvinder Singh Sandhu. Before it ends, the video shows director Kabir Khan overseeing the shoot preparations.
After 1983, India lifted its second World Cup title in 2011, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Meanwhile, the 83 squad has been preparing for the shoot day and night. Pankaj Tripathi who recently joined the team was left with bruises on his arms and shoulder, as he met with an accident just before he left for a family vacation. Despite being in a lot of pain, Pankaj decided to begin shooting for 83 as he did not want to cause any delays, especially since the shoot involves several other actors. He plays the role of the Indian team manager during the Cricket World Cup 1983, Man Singh.
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