Now that Gully Boy is completed and dusted, actor Ranveer Singh is channeling his energy into his next film, Kabir Khan directorial ’83. Aside from Ranveer Singh, who plays Kapil Dev within the film, other actors to are being lined up. According to the media, Dhairya Karwa, who played Captain Sartaj Singh Chandhok in Vicky Kaushal’s Uri, has been finalized to play cricketer Ravi Shastri within the period drama.
As per the report, Dhairya has already begun training in Mumbai for the purpose. It should be recalled that a number of actors are lined up to play cricketers of that era— Saqib Saleem will play Mohinder Amarnath, Punjabi singer Hardy Sandhu will essay the role of Madan Lal, Tamil actor Jiiva will be seen as opening batsman Krishnamachari Srikanth and Ammy Virk will feature in the film as Balvinder Singh Sandhu. Chirag Patil will be seen as his dad Sandeep Patil while Tahir Raj Bhasin will essay the role of Sunil Gavaskar. The report adds Sunny Kaushal may also join in.
Kabir’s ’83 can recreate the time when a lackluster cricket team was galvanized into an ingenious one beneath the captaincy of Kapil and went on to beat the best team in the world then, West Indies in the 1983 cricket world cup.
Ranveer has, of course, begun his preparation a while back under the steering of coach Balvinder. He claimed in an exceedingly previous interview that he has to work a lot more on his bowling. His batting was good as he played as a batsman in his younger days. His fielding was good too.
He told to the media in an interview, “Ballu sir, as we call him, is an incredible coach. I will train with him for four hours every day in Mumbai. I focus on my bowling and do a lot of physio. I’m doing better in batting because from my childhood I’ve had a natural ability for it. I’m a good fielder too. But I need to work particularly hard on my bowling.”
He will be leaving for Punjab for further training, this time with Kapil Dev. He said within the same interview, “I’m hoping to become his shadow. I'll follow him wherever he goes and try to pick as much as possible from him. I hope to get some tips on bowling and batting from the man himself. I have never done this before. This will be a first for me, a unique process of spending time with the person I play on screen.”