To ring in his 34th birthday, Ranveer Singh took to social media to share his first look as Kapil Dev from the upcoming directorial by Kabir Khan, ’83. Ranveer will be essaying the role of the legendary cricket player, who is commonly known as ‘Haryana Hurricane’, who led India to victory in the 1983 World Cup. There has been much buzz around this film especially since Deepika Padukone was roped in to play the wife of Kapil Dev, Romi Bhatia, in the film. Fans have been waiting patiently for his first look to be revealed and here, they have it.
The first look shows Ranveer Singh clad in a white collared button down and a thick mane of hair. He bears stark resemblance to Kapil Dev himself, especially with the thick moustache. Recently, the Padmaavat actor also posted a video in which he was seen practicing with the ’83 team to start preparing to fill the shoes of Kapil Dev. Ranveer Singh had also stayed with Kapil Dev at his New Delhi home for 10 days before heading out to the UK. During his time with Kapil, Ranveer got to know Kapil in his personal life and worked on improving his skills. The team is now in the UK for the shooting of the film.
A former cricketer, Balvinder Singh Sandhu, has also been training Ranveer and other members of the team. A workshop was organised in Dharamshala where all the actors spent time with various cricketers like Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath amongst others. The film is being produced by Kabir Khan and Deepika Padukone and is slated for release on April 10, 2020. Here’s what everyone had to say about his first look.
Wow. Nailed it— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) July 6, 2019
Uffffff— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) July 6, 2019
Even the Real Kapil Dev doesn't look this much Kapil Dev.— M. Faisal (@ifysle) July 6, 2019
Superb...excellent look...had to see the pic twice as u look exactly like Kapil ji here! Fantastic Ranveer! Have a smashing birthday!! Cheers bro— Rajpal Yadav (@rajpalofficial) July 6, 2019
Meanwhile on Instagram, his first look was flooded by well wishes and congratulatory messages. Ayushman Khuranna took to Instagram and said, “Wow, wow, wow!” Sanya Malhotra couldn’t contain her excitement and left a tri of emojis under the picture, while Dia Mirza said, “Oh my God!!! WOW!”
We’re just as excited as everyone for this one and can’t wait to see Ranveer and Deepika reunite on screen, for the first time since they tied the knot!