Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has revealed the first look of his upcoming Kapil Dev biopic ‘83‘, and fans are going gaga over it. The movie is based on the life of the legendary Indian cricketer and talks about the time India won the coveted ICC Cricekt World Cup in 1983.
What’s bowling over Singh’s fans is his eerie similarity with the veteran cricketer. The actor presented the first look on his 34th birthday on Saturday.
“On my special day, here’s presenting the HARYANA HURRICANE KAPIL DEV,” the actor tweeted, unveiling the picture of the all-rounder, popularly known as ‘Haryana Hurricane’. Soon after the update on his social media handles, he was flooded with appreciation as well as birthday wishes; and the comment boxes were all filled with blue-tick users.
Singh has been putting a huge dedication to bring the character from real life to reel. In an episode of an interview of Gaurav Kapur with Kapil Dev, which Ranveer retweeted, the cricketer admits his life to be monitored from all aspects by Singh and film director Kabir Khan.
“These actors, I think they are fabulous and the director putting each and every small thing. Like my pronunciation is not correct. So they used to pick up each and everything how I talk,” the cricketer said.
Singh is also seen posting different updates regarding Kapil Dev and the 1983 Cricket World Cup, which clearly indicate his dedication for the upcoming movie. The movie will also cast Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jatin Sharma, Ammy Virk and Hardy Sandhu, among others.
Padukone, Singh reveals through a tweet, will play the role of Romi Dev, the World Cup-winning captain’s wife. As per the sources, the biopic will be released on April 10 next year.