Kapil Dev and his World Cup team to train Ranveer for ’83

Ranveer Singh‘s ’83 journey is getting more exciting day by day! Ranveer, who has been brought on board to play Kapil Dev’s character, will now be trained by the legend himself! Kapil Dev, along with other members of the World Cup-winning team, will help Ranveer tame the style of a cricketer.

Director Kabir Khan informs a boot camp will be held next year wherein the former cricketers will act coaches and mentors. While he doesn’t want to present Ranveer as identical to Kapil Dev, he will definitely carry the latter’s appearance and style of talking. (Also Read: When reel meets real: Here’s our dream team for Kabir Khan’s ’83!)

“Ranveer is an actor, he will play according to the demand and requirement of the character. I have always admired Ranveer as an actor. He is a young boy with a great sense of enthusiasm and energy. His physicality is correct to play Kapil Dev, who is an icon. He loved the story and is happy to play Kapil Dev on screen.

There will be some attempt to make Ranveer feel, look, talk and be like Kapil Dev. But we are not looking to making him look identical to him, ultimately it is Ranveer playing him on screen. It is not the story of Kapil Dev Alone, though he had a huge role in it (winning the World Cup). It is the story of 1983 World Cup victory. So, Kapil’s story is within the victory,” Kabir said.

The film was first rumoured to be starring Arjun Kapoor. However, it finally went to Ranveer.