Kabir Khan’s ’83, with Ranveer Singh playing Kapil Dev, inspired by Team India’s first World Cup win, has locked another cast member. The popular actor-singer from Punjab, Ammy Virk will be playing the role of fast bowler Balwinder Singh Sandhu who delivered the most memorable ball in the final match, castling West Indian Gordon Greenidge with a devastating in-swinger.
Former cricketer Balwinder Sandhu is also coaching Ranveer Singh and the actor recently shared a picture with his coach from a practice session. The movie will be shot in four months, from May to August.
One of the producers of the film ’83, Madhu Mantena, is delighted to have the Punjabi star Ammy Virk on board. Talking about the film Mantena said, “We are in the process of casting and will rope in actors from film industries across India in the true spirit of the film.”
Going back to recreate the historic victory of 1983 world cup, Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial will star Ranveer Singh as the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team Kapil Dev.
There has been a lot of exitement amongst the audience to witness the magnificent event to be recreated on the silver screen.
Earlier, the makers had hosted an event to announce the film along with the entire former team that lifted the world cup in 83.
The film is directed by Kabir Khan, the sports film will present one of the most important event in the Indian cricket history. The film will be shot at real locations and will be going on floors early next year.
Led by the then captain Kapil Dev, who led the Indian cricket team to it’s maiden World Cup win, 1983’s World Cup stays to be one of the most etched events in the minds of the cricket fans.
While Ranveer Singh is all set to play the lead, the film will be backed by a talented support cast. The casting of the other cricket players will be announced soon.
Presented by Reliance Entertainment and Produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri & Kabir Khan will be releasing on 10th April 2020.