Actor Ranveer Singh is all set to star in a sports-based movie for the first time with 1983 World Cup. The film is based on India’s iconic win at the Prudential Cup and the actor will be seen playing the role of the winning captain Kapil Dev. Lately, the official pronouncement will be made in the city.
At the event, the former the real-life champions from the historic match will be honoured. Teammates namely Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, SS Madanlal, Sandeep Patil, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Yashpal Sharma, Dilip Vengsarkar and Sunil Valson are expected to be a part of the event.
Kabir Khan is the director of the movie and he spoke about Ranveer telling, “As a young schoolboy when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup. I had no idea that from that day onwards cricket in India will change forever.”
He further added, “As a filmmaker, for me, the journey to that win, filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team, is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on. And it’s great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly, I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalising the script.”
The movie is written by National Award-winning filmmaker Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan. It is possible to go on floors early next year and will be shot at the locations where the whole 1983 Prudential Cup tour took place.