Ranveer Singh begins on-field training to play Indian cricketer Kapil Dev in biopic

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Sports biopics are anything but easy, especially when it comes to training – and Ranveer Singh can vouch for it.

The actor has signed on to Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial which is a biopic on Indian cricketer Kapil Dev titled 83. The film will chronicle his 1983 Cricket World Cup win with Ranveer playing the role of The Haryana Hurricane.

He posted on social media that training is in process. But it’s not an easy task, he says.
In an interview with Indian film critic Rajeev Masand, Ranveer admitted that training to bowl like the skipper is “going to be hard”

“The most challenging thing is just around the corner, as in January, I will be going to train to bowl like Kapil Dev. That’s going to be hard. I must tell you the story. I went to Lord’s to watch a Test match. It rained all day and there was not a single ball bowled.”

He added, “In the box, Sachin Tendulkar happened to come. I was lucky enough to get some time with him. I was telling him I am doing this movie and I am playing Kapil Dev. I told him I am going to do all the homework and I am going to get the look and accent everything, but I think the most difficult part would be the bowling. And he was like – oh, you are going to do the bowling yourself? He also thinks it’s going to be tough.”

83 is slated to go on floors this year and will release on April 10, 2020.


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