The trailer of one of the awaited films of this year, Ranveer Singh’s 83 was out this week. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film is based on Team India’s first World Cup win in 1983, with Ranveer Singh at the helm of it in the role of Indian captain Kapil Dev. The film will also see Deepika Padukone in the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia.
The trailer of the film showed Deepika in fewer instances. After the trailer was released, Kapil was asked about his family’s reaction to Deepika as Romi in the film. The veteran cricketer said that his family had mixed reactions to it because he was not sure how much did Romi’s character was shown in 83. Kapil Dev also stated that he was impressed by Ranveer Singh’s acting in the film.
The ensemble cast of the film consists of some well-known faces with a bunch of some debutant actors, i.e. Pankaj Tripathi, Harry Sandhu, Ammy Virk to name a few.
Director Kabir Khan who spent a significant amount in the company of Kapil Dev had revealed in an interview how Ranveer had met Kapil Dev to prepare for the role. He revealed that Kapil Dev and Romi ji were the warmest hosts.
Kabir Khan also revealed that Kapil Dev and his wife treated them with utmost love, and would say that they were always welcome at any hour. He also revealed an instance when Ranveer landed suddenly at Kapil Dev’s residence. Khan confessed that it was a fantastic experience to trail the cricket legend everywhere.
“I remember when Ranveer Singh went like, ‘sir, hum beth jayenge, aap meeting kariye (we will wait, please continue with your meetings), we’ll be fly on the wall’. He said, Ranveer Singh mere kamre mein betha hai toh koi fly on the wall nahi hone wala. Like, koi meeting nahi hogi (How can meetings take place here when Ranveer Singh is sitting in my room?)”
Ranveer Singh too told in an interview about Kapil Dev’s and his family’s warm and welcoming nature. He said, “Kapil sir and his family are very warm, kind and generous people. I’ll be ever grateful to them for being so magnanimous in helping me during this unique character study. Their large-heartedness was touching… something I’ll never forget. They’ve blessed me.”
83’s release had been postponed multiple times due to the pandemic’s indefinite nature. The film’s recent release date has been finalized on December 24.