On his 34th birthday in July this year, Ranveer Singh treated fans to his first look from Kabir Khan’s ’83. Looking unrecognisable as he stepped into the avatar of Indian legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, the superstar surely knocked it out of the park. His upcoming film is one of the most-anticipated projects of the year, primarily for its reunion of Ranveer and his ladylove Deepika Padukone on the big screen for the first time after the pair tied the knot in November last year. Four months on and Ranveer has revealed yet another look from ’83 as he is seen on the cricket field, sporting his uniform and aiming for a hit. But what is more exciting is how one of India’s leading magazines, Sportstar has now dug out a similar shot of Kapil from its archives and the resemblance is just uncanny!
Both pictures see Ranveer and Kapil wearing the same expression. The collage also sees the duo hitting a shot with their body langue being eerily similar too. The only difference is the colouring of both images. Kapil’s shot of course features a monochromatic picture. “Uncanny! We dug into our archive for @therealkapildev's 'Natraj' shot to compare it with @RanveerOfficial's effort,” Sportstar captioned the post.
Earlier today, when Ranveer shared the same picture of himself as the former cricketing legend, playing in his signature shot – the ‘Natraj’ – it definitely helped us to get rid of our Monday blues. Sharing the picture, Ranveer wrote, “NATRAJ SHOT #RanveerAsKapil @therealkapildev @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @sarkarshibasish @mantenamadhu #SajidNadiadwala @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson @vibrimedia @zeemusiccompany.” From Ranveer’s stance and facial expression to his prominent teeth, moustache and Kapil’s wavy hair, he has left no stone unturned while getting into the character. Ayushmann Khurrana wrote, “Ek baar phir champion!” followed by both hands clapping emoji. Neena Gupta added, “Wow”. Ranveer’s ’83 co-star Saaqib Salim added, “Bomb”.