Primary cast of Ranveer Singh's '83 finalised
With Chirag Patel, son of cricketer Sandeep Patil, joining the cast, Kabir Khan's historical sports drama is all set to go on floors
The primary cast of Kabir Khan’s upcoming historical sports drama, ‘83, has been revealed. As we know, Ranveer Singh will be portraying the role of former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev in the film. Recently, it was announced that Chirag Patil, son of cricketer Sandeep Patil, will be essaying the role of his father.
Chirag, who has acted in Marathi and Hindi films before, expressed his joy on landing the opportunity. “I’m really excited, the ’83 World Cup win is considered a milestone in Indian cricket history and to be a part of '83's team, playing my father is just awesome,” he said.
Last week, it was revealed that popular YouTuber Sahil Khattar has been cast as Syed Kirmani in the film, while Tamil actor Jiiva has been roped in to play Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Punjabi actor-singer Ammy Virk will be seen playing fast-bowler Balvinder Singh Sandhu, who knocked out Gordon Greenidge in the ’83 World Cup final. Additionally, Sunny Kaushal, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Hardy Sandhu and Vijay Verma are also said to be a part of the film. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was last seen in the political drama film Thackeray, is also expected to join the cast.
‘83 is scheduled for release on April 10, 2020. The actors will be travelling to Mohali for a boot-camping training of 14 days in April, where they will be trained by Kapil Dev, Yashpal Sharma, Madan Lal and others.