Ranveer Singh to play Kapil Dev?
Ranveer Singh is the latest player to link up the sports movie club. The Padmavati star will soon be seen as Kapil Dev in a film based on India’s victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
It is likewise believed that Ranveer’s close friend, Arjun Kapoor was the makers’ first choice for the former Indian all rounder’s role. While Vishnu Induri, founder of Celebrity Cricket League and the South Indian International Movie Awards will be producing the project, Kabir Khan of Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame is expected to lead the flick based on real cases.
Confirming the news, producer Vishnu, said, “Yes, I have been attempting to create this movie since the final three-and-a-half years and I have instantly received a combination of Ranveer Singh and Kabir Khan.
Ranveer Singh is playing Kapil Dev’s role and it’s a bigger picture now.” Notably, 10 long years after Allu Aravind produced Ghajini starring Aamir Khan, a Telugu producer is taking in a Hindi movie, along with Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films. In fact, it was Vishnu’s decision to get the film in Hindi, Telugu as well as Tamil.
“Cricket is a global game; moreover, India became what it is in cricket after winning the 1983 World Cup. Then the makers are confident that the movie will appeal to everyone,” alleges a source.
Although in recent times have seen biopics on cricketers like Mohammad Azharuddin and M.S. Dhoni, this film on the world cup is different since it will focus on India’s incredible journey to win the cup, and not a particular sportsperson.
Interestingly, the manufacturers have also ensured the needed permissions for using the 1983 team players’ real names on screen.
The official declaration about the big film will be attained on September 27 in Mumbai, reveals the origin.