Ranveer Singh kits up to play Kapil Dev in ‘83’

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is gearing up to play former Indian World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev in 83 and he sure seems to be working hard for it too.

The Ram Leela actor shared a picture of himself in the kit, ready to play a shot with celebrated cricketer Balwinder Singh Sandhu. In a recent interview, Ranveer called capturing Dev’s distinct bowling action as one of the biggest challenges awaiting him.

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“The most challenging thing is just around the corner, as in January, I will be going to train to bowl like Kapil Dev. That’s going to be hard. I must tell you the story. I went to Lord’s to watch a Test match. It rained all day and there was not a single ball bowled. In the box, Sachin Tendulkar happened to come. I was lucky enough to get some time with him. I was telling him I am doing this movie and I am playing Kapil Dev,” Ranveer told journalist Rajeev Masand in an interview.

He added, “I told him I am going to do all the homework and I am going to get the look and accent everything, but I think the most difficult part would be the bowling. And he was like — oh, you are going to do the bowling yourself? He also thinks it’s going to be tough.”

Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 follows how, under newly-appointed captain Dev, the Indian cricket team defeated West Indies in the final of the World Cup in 1983. It tracks the coming-of-age of not just a cricketing team, but of a young nation in the eyes of the world.

 

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is gearing up to play former Indian World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev in 83 and he sure seems to be working hard for it too.

The Ram Leela actor shared a picture of himself in the kit, ready to play a shot with celebrated cricketer Balwinder Singh Sandhu. In a recent interview, Ranveer called capturing Dev’s distinct bowling action as one of the biggest challenges awaiting him.

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“The most challenging thing is just around the corner, as in January, I will be going to train to bowl like Kapil Dev. That’s going to be hard. I must tell you the story. I went to Lord’s to watch a Test match. It rained all day and there was not a single ball bowled. In the box, Sachin Tendulkar happened to come. I was lucky enough to get some time with him. I was telling him I am doing this movie and I am playing Kapil Dev,” Ranveer told journalist Rajeev Masand in an interview.

He added, “I told him I am going to do all the homework and I am going to get the look and accent everything, but I think the most difficult part would be the bowling. And he was like — oh, you are going to do the bowling yourself? He also thinks it’s going to be tough.”

Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 follows how, under newly-appointed captain Dev, the Indian cricket team defeated West Indies in the final of the World Cup in 1983. It tracks the coming-of-age of not just a cricketing team, but of a young nation in the eyes of the world.

 

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