As soon as rumors came claiming Ranveer Singh will essay the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in his biopic, audience went nuts with the idea of recreating 1983 World Cup series on-screen. And there is no doubt that Padmaavat actor Ranveer will do complete justice to Indian cricketer Dev's on-screen shadow.
Superstar Ranveer Singh will essay the role of Kapil Dev in his biopic, ’83 which will release on 01 April 2020
A recent report suggests that former cricketer Sandip Patil's son Chirag will essay the role of his cricketer-father in the Kabir Khan directorial. Former Indian cricketer Sandeep was a middle-order batsman of India's team during the 1983 World Cup.
Wake Up India actor Chirag Patil has worked in numerous Hindi and Marathi language movies. In a recent conversation with the media, Indian actor Patil revealed his excitement related to the Ranveer starrer upcoming sports drama.
Talking about the same, Patil said: “I’m really excited, the ’83 World Cup win is considered a milestone in Indian history and to be a part of that team is a dream come true and playing my father who’s my hero is just awesome. I don’t think any actor has ever played his father on screen, I’m a first.”
31-year-old actor revealed that even after being a son to World Cup winning cricketer Sandeep Patil, Chirag never opted for cricket as a profession.
He said: “Ballu uncle (Balwinder Sandhu) and his team have been training us since August. I also took some training sessions at Chandrakant Pandit’s Cricket Academy (CPCC) whenever free time. The best cricket coach in India stays in my house and that’s a big help. Right now the focus is to train well and get my father’s style right.” And after that-Sachin Tendulkar had once told me, 'Give your best and leave the rest to God.' I follow that philosophy.”
On a related note, Punjabi actor-singer Ammy Virk has also been roped in for the sports-drama for essaying the role of Balwinder singh Sandhu in '83. Kapil Dev biopic titled as '83 which features Ranveer Singh, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, will release on 10 April 2020.
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