A Pic Of Kapil Dev With His '83 Squad. Heroes, All. Oh, And Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh said: "I feel honoured and privileged to be part of this film"

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A Pic Of Kapil Dev With His '83 Squad. Heroes, All. Oh, And Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh and Kapil Dev in Mumbai. (Image courtesy: Ranveer Singh)

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Ranveer interacted with the members of the 1983 World Cup-winning team
  2. An truly unforgettable event, said Ranveer Singh
  3. Ranveer plays Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan's film
Ranveer Singh plays the role of Kapil Dev in the cricketers' biopic titled, '83, and at a special event on Wednesday, the 32-year-old actor interacted with the members of the 1983 World Cup-winning team. Kapil Dev (who was the team captain) along with then vice captain Mohinder Amarnath, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Bishan Singh Bedi, Sandeep Patil, Dilip Vengsarkar, Yashpal Sharma and Madan Lal were in attendance while Ranveer Singh and director Kabir Khan represented the film crew. Ranveer shared pictures from the event, which was held in Mumbai and captioned it: "What a day it's been. To have met our sporting heroes in the flesh and be regaled by their stories - full of nostalgia, humour and emotion. A truly unforgettable event." '83 is the story of Team India leading up to the historic day when they picked up the World Cup trophy at England's Lords Stadium on 25 June 1983 - "The day when India turned the world upside down."

"I feel honoured and privileged to be part of this film. One of the greatest underdog stories of all time - finally coming to the silver screen," Ranveer said of starring in the film. "I'm filled with a sense of responsibility and committed to making a film that the entire nation can be proud of. The greatest Indian sports story will now get its deserved cinematic glory," he added.

Take a look at pictures from the said event:
 


Ranveer Singh is currently awaiting the release of Padmavati co-starring Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. So far the makers have only released the character posters of Deepika, who plays Rani Padmini and Shahid Kapoor, in the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh. Ranveer plays Alaudin Khilji, who invaded the fort of Chittor, which lead Rani Padmini to perform jauhar. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film will hit the screens on December 1.

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