If cricket is considered a religion in the country today, the 1983 world cup win played a significant role in that. Children and youngsters who heard the commentary of the iconic moment on the radio or read it in the newspapers next day got inspired to become a cricketer or become just like Kapil Dev, who as captain, lifted the trophy at the Home of
Cricket, Lord’s. That glorious moment is all set to be recreated with Ranveer Singh stepping into the legendary all-rounder's shoes for Kabir Khan’s ‘83.’
No set would be created for it, but the makers will be shooting right at the Lord’s balcony where the presentation ceremony had taken place.
“All preparations are underway to shoot at the iconic Lord's cricket ground. The World Cup win is an iconic and most cherished memory in the hearts and the minds of all Indians and the moment will be recreated in 83. Ranveer as the legend Kapil Dev will be seen lifting the World Cup at Lords,” informs a source close to the development.
“The team is looking at pulling off the impossible, but the moment is too iconic to not shoot at Lords. It is a history-making, emotional chapter in the lives of every Indian and started a journey of India’s domination in world cricket. The team is pumped to shoot this moment at Lords,” the source further reveals.
Lord’s has naturally played a huge role in the prep of the film, and pictures of Ranveer and Kabir Khan’s visit last year had gone viral. The duo had also met Sachin Tendulkar at the stadium.
Ranveer had recently kicked off the shooting of the film in Mumbai. The actor has confirmed that Kapil Dev himself will be training him for the role.
Ammy Virk as Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Chirag Patil in his father Sandeep Patil’s role, Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani and Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Pankaj Tripathi as manager Man Singh, are among the other members of the cast that have been confirmed.
‘83’, produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Khan, and presented by Reliance Entertainment, will hit the theatres on April 10, 2020.
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