Actor Ranveer Singh who is best known for his brilliant roles in the movies of historical significance like Bajirao Mastani is now ready to play the role of cricketer Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s directed next movie. This will also be the first sports drama movie of the 32-year-old actor which will hit the floors early next year. The casting of the other cricket players for the film is currently in process.
The film primarily highlights the 1983 Cricket World Cup match which was won by Indian team under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev also took a spectacular catch of dangerous batsman Vivian Richards in this world cup final against West Indies that is one of the most memorable moments of the match. Indian team won their first world cup trophy in 1983 with Mohinder Amarnath being the man of the match.
The film is produced under the banner of Phantom films whose co-owners are Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl, and Madhu Mantena. The film is also backed by Vishnu Vardhan Induri of Vibri Media and founder of CCL who expressed his opinion by saying that the dream to make a movie on an incredible journey of the Indian cricket team during the 1983 World Cup is going to be bigger with Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh coming on the board. He said that we feel Ranveer with his energy and passion would perfectly fit for the role of Kapil Dev who is one of the greatest sportsmen of India.
This new venture of Kabir Khan is projected as the biggest sports film providing wholesome entertainment. Earlier, Kabir has directed political-drama-thrillers like ‘New York’, and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘. His most recent film ‘Tubelight‘ underperformed at the box office so the filmmakers are looking for a bit hit this time.
Ranveer Singh is also busy with another film ‘Padmavati’ in which he is playing the role of Alauddin Khilji opposite Deepika Padukone who is in the titular role. Earlier, there was a news that Arjun Kapoor will be main lead in Kapil Dev’s biopic but ultimately Ranveer Singh has been finalized for the role.
Ranveer Singh who is often admired for his natural style of acting was last seen in the movie Befikre (2016). He is the winner of two Filmfare awards- first Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his role in the film Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and the other Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Peshwa Bajirao in the movie Bajirao Mastani (2015).
So let’s see one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood-Ranveer Singh in a new role next year.