'83 Director Kabir Khan Gets Fact Check From Twitter For World Cup Oopsie

"Till '83, India had never won a match in the history of the world cup," filmmaker Kabir Khan said in an interview

'83 Director Kabir Khan Gets Fact Check From Twitter For World Cup Oopsie

Kabir Khan's '83 is releasing in April (courtesy kabirkhankk)

Highlights

  • "I was so excited about this film," a user wrote for ''83'
  • "Ridiculous statement by Kabir Khan," said another
  • "How are you making a movie?" netizens asked Kabir Khan
New Delhi:

Kabir Khan, who is the director of upcoming sports drama '83, has been schooled on Twitter for saying team India had never won a match at any of the World Cup tours before 1983. Speaking to Bollywood Hungama's Faridoon Shahryar, Kabir Khan recently said in an interview: "Till '83, India had never won a match in the history of the world cup," after which Twitterati did their own research and pointed out at that while Team India didn't win a single match during the 1979 world cup, in the first Cricket World Cup in 1975, India won a match defeating East Africa by 10 wickets. "Not true," Kabir Khan was told in tweets. Kabir Khan's '83 is the story of India's World Cup win against West Indies in 1983 under Kapil Dev's captaincy.

Some on Twitter slammed Kabir Khan with tweets like these: "Ridiculous statement by Kabir Khan" and "How are you making a movie if you don't even know the facts?" Meanwhile, some users said they were looking forward to '83 but Kabir Khan's statement lowered their expectations about how the film might be: "I was so excited about this film. But if they haven't done Wikipedia level research then it really reduces their credibility and my excitement."

Here's how Twitter reacted to Kabir Khan's statement:

The cast of '83 is headlined by Ranveer Singh, who features as Kapil Dev. Deepika Padukone has a cameo as Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia in '83. The film also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath, Ammy Virk as Balwinder Sandhu and Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth. '83 is all set to hit screens on April 10 this year.

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