Ranveer Singh preps with Kapil Dev for upcoming film ’83’

Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh addresses a press conference regarding Vimal Filmfare Awards 2019, in Mumbai, on March 11, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Actor Ranveer Singh is in the process of “becoming the hurricane” under the training of iconic cricketer Kapil Dev for the upcoming film “’83”, a Bollywood entertainer on India’s historical 1983 Cricket World Cup win.

On Saturday, Ranveer tweeted a photograph of himself along with Kapil in Dharamsala. Sporting the Indian cricket team’s blue jersey, the two can be seen talking to each other in the image. The cricketer seems to be giving some tips to the “Gully Boy” actor.

Ranveer captioned the image: “Becoming the Hurricane. Kapil Dev. Legend. Journey begins… ’83’.”

Presented by Reliance Entertainment, “’83” is being directed by Kabir Khan, and will see Ranveer playing Kapil.

Reliving 35 years of India's first cricket World Cup win
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev laughs after unveiling his wax figure meant to be displayed at Madame Tussauds Delhi in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The 23rd Madame Tassauds will be open to public in New Delhi late 2017, according to a press release. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

“’83” follows how, under captain Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team defeated West Indies in the final of the World Cup in 1983. It tracks the coming-of-age of not just a cricketing team but of a young nation in the eyes of the world.

Apart from Ranveer, the cast also includes Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem and Chirag Patil. The film’s shoot begins in May.