Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh starrer 83 is one of the much-awaited films of the year. The actor recently wrapped up the shooting of the film.
Recently while talking with Mumbai Mirror, director Kabir Khan reveals how Ranveer Singh broke down during the shoot of upcoming film ’83 when he was given the real World Cup trophy (instead of its replica) when they were filming the finale sequence during which Kapil Dev (played by Ranveer in the movie) was given the trophy after winning the 1983 cricket world cup.
Ranveer Singh broke down on the sets of 83
Speaking about filming the scene, Kabir Khan said, “We shot for five days at the Lord’s stadium in London, entering the members-only Long Room where no camera ventured before, the dressing rooms and locker rooms, and then (we) stepped out on the balcony where the World Cup was presented to Kapil sir. And guess what? They brought out the real World Cup for Ranveer too. Overwhelmed, he broke down when I shouted ‘Cut’.”
Speaking about who all were present on the sets when the iconic moment was shot, the filmmaker revealed, “Among those on the balcony was also Clive Lloyd’s son who, like Gordan Greenidge and Malcolm Marshall’s sons, is playing his father in the film. We had legends like Kapil Dev, Gavaskar to Vivian Richards dropping by. That day, Clive Lloyd, captain of the ’83 West Indian team which had crashed to 140 all out to give Kapil and us an unlikely win, was there to support his son. When we urged him to come closer, he quipped that he didn’t want to see the Cup being given away for the second time in his life.”
83 is based on India’s historic win against West Indies at the 1983 world cup and Ranveer will be seen playing former Indian skipper Kapil Dev.
The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem, and Chirag Patil. Deepika Padukone will play cricket legend Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Dev in the film.
Directed by Kabir Khan, the movie is slated to hit the screens on 10 April 2020.