Published: Mon, September 25, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Howzzat? Ranveer Singh to Play Kapil Dev!

Howzzat? Ranveer Singh to Play Kapil Dev!

Actor Ranveer Singh will portray the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in a biopic which will be directed by filmmaker Kabir Khan.

Kabir Khan has already completed the scripting of the film and has expressed Ranveer Singh to be the flawless choice to play the sports legend. It remains to be seen if Kabir will be able to get some lesser known details about the 1983 World Cup and the India team.

It would not be wrong to state that 1983 World Cup played an important role in helping India become a major force in world cricket. And the same will be co-produced by founder & MD of CCL (Celebrity Cricket League), Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Phantom Films. The handsome actor is also popular for his flamboyance and unending energy, which will soon be transpired in this character in Kabir Khan's upcoming movie. And the one who will play this role will be the none other than talented star Ranveer Singh.

He called Ranveer's energy and passion the flawless fit for the role of Kapil Dev, who is one of the greatest sporting legends India has ever produced.

Kabir Khan, who has completed the script now, told Mumbai Mirror, "I had no idea then that from that day on cricket in India would change forever". Kabir said that as a filmmaker, it is one of the most exciting stories which is filled with extreme raw energy and passion of a young Indian team.

Earlier, Arjun Kapoor's name was doing the rounds for Kapil Dev's role, but was overtaken by his close friend, Ranveer Singh, after getting being unanimously backed by the director and producer Vikramaditya Motwane. He will play a sports personality for the first time and it is also the first time that the celebratory milestone will be brought to light through cinema. "I'm sure his portrayal is going to be endearing and brilliant and we can't wait to see it on screen".

Currently, Ranveer Singh is awaiting the release of much-anticipated movie of the year "Padmavati" featuring Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.

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