Looks like Bollywood is buzzing with biopics! There were biopics based on or inspired by real lives of actors, sports personalities, cricketers, historical figures and social activists. One more name is going to add in the long list of biopics which are in the making or at the initial stage is that of former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev’s biopic.
The journey of the former cricket captain, who won us glorious world cup in 1983, will be made on silver screen by ace director Kabir Khan. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh made the news official through his tweet which says, ““#BreakingNews: Ranveer Singh will turn cricketer #KapilDev in Kabir Khan’s sports-based film... #1983 #WorldCup.”
Kabir Khan which has given hits like, ‘Kabul Express’, ‘New York’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is currently working on the final draft of this ambitious project. The most important question asked by everyone was who’s going to play the handsome cricketer? The ever energetic and talented Ranveer Singh has been finalized to play the lead.
Talking on the subject, director Kabir Khan confirmed that there is no other choice than Ranveer Singh to play the dashing fast bowler. Kabir further quoted, “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. As a filmmaker, 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.”
Vikramaditya Motwane of Phantom Films stated, “83 is the greatest Indian underdog sports story ever and we’re delighted to be making it with Kabir and Ranveer. Taking on the mantle of playing a legend like Kapil Dev isn’t easy but if any actor can do it, it’s Ranveer. I’m sure his portrayal is going to be endearing and brilliant and we can’t wait to see it on screen.”
With Ranveer’s track record of super hits, we strongly believe that this time too he will leave the box office collections ringing. Here is all the best to the team.