Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who is riding high on the success of his last release Simmba, will be stepping into the shoes of Kapil Dev in Kabir Singh’s ’83. Now, the makers have introduced another cast member for the film, which is inspired by Team India’s first World Cup win. Popular Punjabi actor and singer Ammy Virk has joined the Ranveer Singh starrer.
Ammy Virk, who is known for his superhit track Qismat, will be playing the role of fast bowler Balvinder Singh Sandhu who delivered the most memorable ball in the final match, castling West Indian Gordon Greenidge with a devastating in-swinger.
Interestingly, Sandhu is also coaching Ranveer and the actor recently shared a picture with his coach from a practice session.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a video saying, “Ammy Virk will play #BalwinderSinghSandhu in #83TheFilm... Stars Ranveer Singh as #KapilDev... Directed by Kabir Khan... Presented by Reliance Entertainment... Produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Kabir Khan... 10 April 2020 release... #CastOf83 #Relive83”.
Ammy Virk will play #BalwinderSinghSandhu in #83TheFilm... Stars Ranveer Singh as #KapilDev... Directed by Kabir Khan... Presented by Reliance Entertainment... Produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Kabir Khan... 10 April 2020 release... #CastOf83 #Relive83 pic.twitter.com/z8MqXUXniB— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 23, 2019
Meanwhile, earlier reports suggested that Ranveer Singh will be trained Haryana Hurricane Kapil Dev himself.
Going by the reports in BollywoodLife, an informer revealed, “Ranveer’s cricket coaching will be with Balwinder Singh Sandhu - also a key member of the 1983 World Cup winning squad. While Sandhu and Ranveer will work rigorously to perfect the game, Ranveer will also train with the legend Kapil Dev! Kapil will coach him to perfect his iconic bowling action and Ranveer will work with him to pick up all his mannerisms on and off the field! We can’t wait to see them together hitting the nets!”
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The glory of ’83 World Cup victory at #Lord's is on all shine in the smiles of @sachintendulkar, @ranveersingh and @kabirkhankk #Relive83 #Repost @kabirkhankk (@get_repost) ・・・ Sachin was 9 years old when he saw on television Kapil’s Devils win the World Cup in 1983 right here at this ground. That win inspired him to want to play for India. 35 years later we kick off the prep for our film 83 at the Lords... Can’t get better than this can it? @ranveersingh @sachintendulkar #indiaenglandseries #lords #filmprep #Relive83
The film will hit the screens on April 10, 2020.
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