The prep for Ranveer Singh starrer ’83 is in full swing. The actor had been going through intense training sessions to learn Kapil Dev’s batting and signature bowling techniques. The film, directed by Kabir Khan, is going on floors this June in Glasglow, Scotland. The last film to be shot in the land of cakes was Badla. The team of ’83 will shoot at a local cricket club Glasglow for a week. Post that, they will shoot at Dulwich College in London, Edinburg Cricket Club, Nevill ground at Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent and The Oval, a world famous cricket ground in Kennington.
Talking about it, Khan said, “Since it’s a real life story, this film involved a lot of training and research. Now that it’s going on the floors, starting with the Glasgow schedule, everyone’s excited to recreate a journey that made history, all thanks to our cricketing heroes of the ‘83 team.”
A source said to a leading daily, “The team has been having marathon meeting every day and all the actors who had been training regularly for two hours have been putting in extra time before the shoot begins. Ranveer was recently in Delhi to spend time with Kapil Dev before getting into his shoes and the former cricketer is also expected to drop in on the sets.”
Apart from Ranveer, the cast consisting of Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Hardy Sandhu, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Adinath Kothare and Pankaj Tripathi will fly to Scotland. Their coaches, Rajiv Mehra and former cricketer, Balvinder Singh Sadhu will join the team too.
Sajid Nadidwala’s Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment recently came aboard to co-produce the film. Speculations are rife regarding Deepika Padukone having a cameo in the film as the iconic cricketer’s wife, Romi Bhatia. Reports say that the actress might come onboard as a co-producer too. But there has been no confirmation yet.
’83 is based on legendary cricketer Kapil Dev and India’s iconic World Cup win in 1983 under his captaincy. It is being produced by Reliance Entertainment in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films. The film will hit the screens on April 10, 2020.