BOLLYWOOD: Actor Ranveer Singh will portray the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in a biopic which will be directed by filmmaker Kabir Khan. The film will revolve around the 1983 Cricket World Cup which India won. Kabir Khan said the Gunday actor was his first choice for the role. “It’s great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalising the script,” PTI quoted the director as saying. Kapil Dev is considered to be one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
Filmmaker Kabir Khan said the Kapil Dev biopic is ‘one of the most exciting stories’ he has worked on.
“As a young schoolboy when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup. I had no idea that from that day onwards cricket in India will change forever. As a filmmaker, for me, the journey to that win, filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team, is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on,” Kabir Khan told.
The Kapil Dev biopic will be backed by Vishnu Vardhan Induri of Vibri Media and founder of CCL, along with Phantom Films.