Ranveer Singh To Play Kapil Dev On The Big Screen

Angelo Anderson
September 25, 2017

"Taking on the mantle of playing a legend like Kapil Dev isn't easy but if any actor can do it, it's Ranveer", Motwane of Phantom films, said in a statement. And now, the next actor who is set to join the list is Ranveer Singh.

Phantom Productions is all set to make a film on India's golden moment in cricketing history when India won the 1983 World Cup under Kapil Dev's leadership. The film will be directed by Kabir Khan, whose last release, Tubelight starring Salman Khan could not do much at the Box Office.

"And its great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalising the script", Kabir said. What is striking is that unlike other sports-based films, the film will showcase the journey of the entire cricket tournament rather than focusing on a particular player.

All three spoke to the leading daily Mumbai Mirror to confirm this news.


Kabir Khan has already finished scripting of the film and has expressed Ranveer Singh to be the flawless choice for the role of the cricketing legend. It was the time when the cricket team of the country was still getting better at the English game and thus, will always be special despite us claiming the cup again in 2011. The final was between India and West Indies at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London June 25. No one thought that Indians would beat WI and conquer the World Cup. India, who had put a decent score of 183 on the board bowled exceptionally well to defend the total. He is one of the greatest all-rounders Indian Cricket Team has ever seen.

Popular Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has reportedly been roped in as the lead character in the upcoming Bollywood movie based on the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Also, he is the only Indian bowler who has never bowled a no-ball.

Ranveer Singh who is known to be enthusiastic and has huge fanfollowing in the country might be able to grasp the attention of the majority for the important period in Indian cricket.

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