Ranveer Singh has introduced the next 'Kapil Dev’s devil'. The actor on Wednesday took to social media to unveil the first look of Chirag Patil, who will play cricketer Sandeep Patil in the film ’83. Chirag is Sandeep's son. “SANDY STORM! He’s a Chip off the Old Block ! @iamchiragpatil plays his Father #SandeepPatil in @83thefilm !” Ranveer wrote.
Chirag also shared the poster and expressed how grateful he is to have played the man onscreen whom he has idolised all his life. He wrote, “As a boy I idolised him; now I aspire to be a man like him. How fortunate must I be to portray my superhero on screen. The man who took India to the finals Presenting Mumbai ka Sandstorm, Sandeep Patil! #ThisIs83.”
Earlier, when Chirag broke the news that he will be playing his after on the big screen, Sandeep Patil penned a letter for him.
Chirag shared the letter on Instagram: “There are very few exceptional moments that come in one’s life, This is one such moment. As a father, I have never been more thrilled when you broke this news to me. I wouldn't have anyone else play this part other than my own son. I'm thrilled as well as nervous as you will be portraying me which has probably never happened in teh history of cinema. Believe in yourself and your talent, always remember there is no substitute for hard work and no shortcut to victory. If you have self belief, you can weather any storm. I wish you a long career and a longer line of achievements."
Directed by Kabir Khan, ’83 stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, YouTuber Sahil Khatter, Tamil actor Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, and Ammy Virk among others in pivotal roles. It is scheduled for an April 10, 2020.
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