Ranveer Singh Says ‘83’ Is An Incredible Underdog Story

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Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh along with Former Cricketers Kapil Dev during a programme to announce the making of upcoming sports drama on Kapil Dev's biopic 1983 World Cup in Mumbai on Sept 27, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi: Actor Ranveer Singh, who will play the role of star cricketer Kapil Dev in “83”, says the movie is an incredible underdog story.

Ranveer said in an interview: “It’s an honour to be a part of one of the most incredible sporting stories of our nations history,the 1983 cricket world cup. We have the honour of telling this story and mortalising this on celluloid.

“It is one of the most incredible underdog story.”

The Reliance Entertainment movie is being directed by Kabir Khan. Ranveer says “’83” is a story of human triumph.  “I am damn excited to work with Kabir Khan. ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is one of my most favourite films of all time. I am excited to collaborate with him,” he said. He, however, admits that he was nervous about taking up the rold and playing the character of Kapil Deve.

The actor, who is currently enjoying the success of his latest release “Padmaavat”, is also excited about his current slate of work, which also includes “Gully Boy” and “Simmba”.

“My current slate is another opportunity to showcase my versatility and in collaboration with finest filmmakers in the country. So right now I am going through a very rich creative phase and I am feeling blessed,” he added.

“83” follows how, under newly-appointed 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.

“I was born at the time when cricket was big time…It is not a story just about cricket but a human story,” Ranveer saiud.