Padded up for 83 

Ranveer Singh is geared up to bring on celluloid the story of India’s first cricket World Cup victory through 83 and the actor says he always wanted to be part of a film that would have national pride as its theme.

  • Published 11.09.18
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Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh is geared up to bring on celluloid the story of India’s first cricket World Cup victory through 83 and the actor says he always wanted to be part of a film that would have national pride as its theme.

Ranveer says he is aware about the fact that doing 83 comes with a certain level of responsibility but he feels lucky to have been chosen to bring this story on the big screen.
 
“It is an important part of our sports history and history as a nation, our first world cup win and it had put us on top of the world, stamped our presence on the map. I always wanted to be part of a film where the take away would be that sense of national pride. The story of underdogs’ triumph is completely lost. There is a whole generation that needs to know and I am happy to be fronting it,” Ranveer told PTI.
 
83 will trace the story of Indian skipper Kapil Dev (played by Ranveer). “For me to be playing Kapil Dev is a huge deal. He is a legend in the truest sense. He commands such respect in the cricket fraternity.”
 
Ranveer said he was blown away by the facts director Kabir Khan shared with him while narrating the script and believes it is important to tell the story to the world. “I had no idea this how we won our first World Cup. It is a human story,” he said.
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