Boman Irani plays Farokh Engineer in '83
In a 2018 post on Instagram, the actor had said that Engineer was his childhood hero
Boman Irani, who was last seen in the biopic PM Narendra Modi, has been roped in to play Farokh Engineer in Kabir Khan's '83. Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the production banner owned by Sajid Nadiadwala, took to social media to announce the news:
To the man that said that if India wins the World Cup in ‘83, it should be declared a national holiday! Presenting @bomanirani as #FarokhEngineer! @RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone #SajidNadiadwala @Shibasishsarkar @madmantena @vishinduri @83thefilm pic.twitter.com/uAY4mndIG3— Nadiadwala Grandson (@NGEMovies) August 27, 2019
Engineer, the former India wicket-keeper and opening batsman, was the only Indian commentator during the World Cup. In a 2018 post on Instagram, Boman had said that Engineer was his childhood hero.
Ranveer Singh, who plays Kapil Dev in '83, shared his delight at the news. Ranveer will incidentally be sharing screenspace with Boman for the first time.
All-star arrival!!— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) August 27, 2019
One of the most remarkable people I have ever met..
One of the finest actors I know..someone I admire immensely.. he’s One in a Million!A special gem of a person & a universally loved,COLOSSAL talent..the one & only BOMAN IRANI IS IN THE BUILDING!! pic.twitter.com/qsqa4JtGhY
'83, which has a star-studded cast, is currently being shot in London. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on May 24, 2020.
Meanwhile, Boman Irani has Drive, Made in China, and Housefull 4, in different stages of production.