- The film will release on December 24 this year
- Kabir Khan has directed the film
- Deepika Padukone has also co-produced this film.
Kapil Dev is not only known for his World Cup winning catches and his iconic Nataraja shot while batting, but is also known for plain-spokenness. Fans were thrilled but also a little confused by the screen time dedicated to actress Deepika Padukone in the film’s trailer. ’83 – She plays the role of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi – Will be glad to know that the cricket legend is also somewhat surprised. asked by The Quint Regarding his reaction to Deepika’s casting, the former India captain said, “I think mixed as I don’t know how much my wife’s role is. ’83, so nobody realizes what they’re trying to do out there.”
The intention is clearly to create cinematic capital from the pairing of real-life superstar couple Ranveer Singh, who plays Kapil Dev in this ’83, and Deepika Padukone as reel-life – in fact, they have made many hits together.
’83, As everyone knows, How India won the 1983 World Cup under Kapil Dev – is a real life sports drama, the story of which most Indians know very well. Apart from casting Deepika in this space as Romi Dev, ’83 has an incredible array of talent as Kapil’s Devils – these include Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar and Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath.
Team India Leadership ’83 Ranveer Singh, whose transformation into Kapil Dev has been received with great enthusiasm. To this casting, the cricketer’s reaction was unqualified. “I think you’re happy that such a great, talented actor is trying to work on him. I was a little worried too because it’s a very athletic job to do. But the way he acted and the way He was working out. In the last one year I couldn’t believe that someone could be so eager to do so much in that film,” he told The Quint.
Watch the ’83’ trailer here:
For that famous Natraj shot, here’s Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev ’83,