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Why Sachin Tendulkar Was Surprised And Gave Side Glances To Ranveer Singh When They Met At Lord’s

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The ‘Padmaavat’ star told the cricketer that he was sure about getting the accent and look of Kapil Dev right for '83', but felt that acing the bowling action would be tough for him
  • Sachin responded by asking him with a lot of concern if he was bowling himself and gave side glances to the actor

After the buzz surrounding his marriage, Ranveer Singh has got down to business with promotions of his upcoming film ‘Simmba’. While he has another movie ‘Gully Boy’ releasing soon, the actor will face a challenge with ‘83’, a cinematic adaptation of India’s famous cricket World Cup victory. The ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ star has revealed how Sachin Tendulkar reacted with surprise when the former informed that he will be playing Kapil Dev and would recreate his bowling action on screen. 

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The actor revealed that he had gone to Lord’s, considered the Mecca of cricket, to watch a test match during the India-England series in August this year. However, there was rain all day, not a single ball was bowled throughout the day, and the actor was frustrated sitting from morning to evening while hoping for the action to start. That’s when he saw Sachin coming to the box in the stadium, and Ranveer considered himself ‘lucky’ to spend some time with the legend.

The actor told him about his movie ‘83’ where he plays Kapil Dev. The ‘Padmaavat’ star also told the cricketer that he was sure about getting the accent and look of the former all-rounder right, but felt that acing the bowling action would be tough for him.    

Sachin responded by asking him with a lot of concern if he was bowling himself, perhaps thinking that VFX or other graphic effects would’ve been used. Ranveer in the interview is seen enacting the cricketer’s surprise which he indicated through side glances to the actor. It goes without saying that he too thinks it would be tough to replicate Kapil’s action.  

Ranveer also added that every cricketer he’s shared the news about playing Kapil have given him similar reactions. The newlywed stated that they ask him if he was aware of what he’d sign up for as it is considered one of the most unique actions and he now feels it will be quite the task. 

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The director of the movie, Kabir Khan, was also present with Ranveer and Sachin then and the trio had even clicked a selfie together. 

Ranveer will start prep for the movie in January next year.

 

 

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