Ranveer Singh is currently busy with the promotions and release of Simmba. However, in between all that madness, he’s already thinking about the filming of his upcoming movie – 83. The cricket movie based on the World Cup 1983, which saw the Indian cricket team make history by bringing home the World Cup for the first time, and it sees Ranveer portraying the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev. While it is going to be a huge task to mimic the cricketer – his style of talking, walking and body language – the biggest concern is going to be replicating Kapil’s bowling style.
And that isn’t just Ranveer’s concern. The actor recently appeared on ‘The Actors Roundtable 2018 With Rajeev Masand’ and shared that Sachin Tendulkar also expressed his concern. Ranveer told the roundtable – comprising of Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal, Rajkumar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi – that Ranveer met Sachin in London’s Lord's Cricket Ground one day and discussed 83 with him.
“I went to Lord’s to watch a test match. It rained all day and there was not a single ball bowled,” he said before adding, “In the box, Sachin Tendulkar happened to come. And I was lucky enough to get some time with him. I was telling him I am doing this movie (83) and I’m playing Kapil Dev. Sir, I am going to do all the homework and I am going to get the look, accent and everything. But I think the most difficult part will be the bowling.”
Ranveer then re-enacted Sachin’s reaction for the camera. The actor said, “He was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to do the bowling yourself?’ and I said, ‘Ya, sir.’ And he was like, ‘Oh.’” Adding that Sachin gave him a lot of side glances.
“He also thinks it is going to be damn tough,” Ranveer said. The actor also shared that many other cricketers have also expressed their concerns.
Watch the video here (from the 27th minute):
Dear Sachin, we understand your concern but hey, Ranveer is learning the art of bowling from the master himself. Yes, the Simmba actor will train for the role under the guidance of Kapil himself. The cricketer will be turning coach for Ranveer for the biopic so we are sure that Ranveer will leave no stone unturned to master the skills and attributes of Kapil.
83 starts filming from January.
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