Kabir Khan: Ranveer Singh needs to retain his identity while playing Kapil

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Published: December 19, 2017 5:11 pm

Ranveer has already begun preparations for his role in the 83. Several members of the 1983 World Cup winning team, including manager Man Singh, were present at a function whe the director announced the project. Casting director Mukesh Chhabra is currently busy scouting for talent. We want the audience to see and enjoy Ranveer playing Dev,” Kabir told PTI in an interview. The team members such as Roger Binny, K Srikkanth, Madan Lal, Yashpal Sharma, Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Sandeep Patil had narrated some anecdotes dating back to the historic day. “We will be shooting mostly in London, the whole story is what happened in London. “The whole cricket community from all over the world, whether it is the ICC or BCCI is helping. We can’t shoot for seven-eight days at Lord’s, it is not possible. “We are casting not only for the Indian team but West Indies as well. Underdog India outclassed mighty West Indies by 43 runs in the final played at the Lord’s on June 25, 1983 to lift their maiden World Cup under Dev’s leadership. He just has to see Kapil Dev playing the game. So, there will be lot of foreign actors. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Kabir added he would not need to take “cinematic liberities” during the filming as, “there is lot of material, we have hours and hours of sessions with the cricketers (the players), so it is a gold mine of material.” The Bajrangi Bhaijaan helmer said the team would be majorly shot in London and they have the support of cricket authorities like the ICC and BCCI. He (Dev) is monitoring it (training),” he added. “It is a simple brief to Ranveer. The makers are yet to rope in actors who would essay the role of other team members. “Audience knows he is Ranveer and he is going to play the role of Kapil Dev in the film. Kabir said the members of the 1983 World Cup team are set to supervise and coach the rest of the actors. It is such a celebratory story about cricket that any cricketing body would like to support it,” Kabir said. See photos, videosIn his upcoming directorial venture 83, which is based on India’s first Cricket World Cup win in 1983, filmmaker Kabir Khan says his attempt is to let Ranveer Singh adapt the persona of veteran cricketer Kapil Dev, yet retain his identity. “He needs to get the persona of Dev and yet retain his identity as Ranveer. We have to cast for Sir Viv Richards and all the greats. Today, there is technology to make Ranveer look exactly like him, but that is not the attempt. The iconic body language of Kapil Dev, the way he used to bowl, bat.