On his 34th birthday today, actor Ranveer Singh shared his first look as Kapil Dev from the forthcoming film, ‘83. The actor plays former Team India captain Kapil Dev who went on to lead India to its first World Cup win in cricket.
The star is at present in the UK for the shooting of the film with Deepika Padukone. The film will feature Ranveer as Kapil Dev, while Deepika will be playing his on screen wife, Romi Dev. The film will showcase the journey of Kapil Dev, a boy from Haryana who leads team India to victory at the Lord’s stadium in London the 1983 World Cup after defeating West Indies.
Ranveer had stayed with Kapil Dev at his house in New Delhi
Earlier Ranveer had also shared a video in which he was seen practising with the team of ’83 to fit into the shoes of Kapil Dev. Even before heading for the UK schedule, Ranveer had stayed with Kapil Dev at his house in New Delhi for 10 days. He spent time with the former cricketer to improve his skill as well as to know how he is in personal life.
In the first look shared by Ranveer, he is looking strikingly similar to the veteran cricketer with a bushy moustache and hairdo, Ranveer can be seen tossing a leather ball in his hand with an earnest look on his face.
He wrote, “On my special day, here’s presenting THE HARYANA HURRICANE KAPIL DEV @83thefilm @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @mantenamadhu @sarkarshibasish @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson.”