India's first world cup victory in 1983 will come alive on screen as Ranveer Singh has been signed on to play the legendary Indian bowler Kapil Dev in a film that is temporarily titled World Cup. The actor, hugely famous for his never-say-die attitude and unending energy, will soon transform into a cricketer for Kabir Khan’s next who is said to have locked the whole cast of the film. The female lead of the film will be declared later on.
Ranveer, who is playing Kapil Dev, is already practicing the famous bowling style that involved putting his hands near the neck while in the air. Trade analyst and movie critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to break this news.
He tweeted: “#BreakingNews: Ranveer Singh will turn cricketer #KapilDev in Kabir Khan's sports-based film... #1983 #WorldCup. (sic).”
Kapil Dev lifted the World Cup at the majestic Lords’ in London in 1983. India played West Indies in the finals and beat the World Champs to get the coveted trophy home for the first time. Sources close to the film also revealed that several actors are in the contention to play supporting roles. Kapil Dev and his wife Roma has also been consulted for the film’s script by Kabir Khan.
Kabir's last film was Tubelight with Salman Khan which was dubbed as a flop at the box office.