The ball has been set rolling for the Kapil Dev biopic. By the legend himself in the company of on-screen ‘Kapil Dev’- Ranveer Singh.
The movie to be directed by Kabir Khan, whose credits include political-drama-thrillers like New York, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tubelight, will be titled ‘83.
The first glimpse of the project is as grand as the career and persona of the 1983 World Cup champion captain.
Befitting the title ‘83, all the champions accompanied the captain to celebrate the official announcement of bio-drama and the life and journey of the living legend.
The launch event for the same was held on Wednesday at the JW Marriott in Mumbai. With what is being touted as the “biggest sports film”, Kabir is venturing into fairly new genre. The movie will be backed by Phantom films, co-owned by filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena.
The film will recreate the most memorable moment of the Indian cricket history that gave the country its first world cup trophy.
This will be the second time when Ranveer will essay the role of a real life character after playing Maratha Empire Peshwa Bajirao in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.
The actor is currently gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated film with Bhansali, titled Padmavati, which also stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari.