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Ranveer Singh is awaiting the release of his upcoming film this year, Padmavati alongside Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor

Ranveer Singh and Kabir Khan made the official announcement about the upcoming film which will be based on India’s memorable win at the Prudential Cup in 1983. A press event was hosted by the actor and director duo in Mumbai on September 26, 2017. The event started off by honoring the legendary squad of 1983 including Kapil Dev, Kirti Azad, Mohinder Amarnath, Sandeep Patil, SS Madanlal, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Dilip Vengsarkar, Yashpal Sharma and Sunil Valson.

Ranveer will be seen playing the role of the legendary cricketer Kapil Dev. The actor during the event was asked about his reaction on being offered the role of Kapil Dev to which he said, “I was born at the time when cricket was big time. When Kabir Sahab had come to me and said that there will be a film on 83, I was like finally. And when he was narrating it to me, I was like woooh. It is not a story just about cricket but a human story.”

So far only Ranveer has been finalized for the role and Dev said that it will be a big task to recreate the 1983 team. Since it is the era of biopic in Bollywood, Ranveer is ready to play the role of the legendary cricketer. The actor is currently looking forward for his upcoming film Padmavati in which he will be seen playing the role of Alauddin Khilji. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and also stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh.

Exclusive photos of Ranveer Singh, Kapil Dev and Kabir Khan at the press event!

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Ranveer Singh poses solo at the press event of biopic on Kapil Dev
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Ranveer Singh and Kabir Khan along with the 1983 Indian cricket team
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Ranveer Singh and Kapil Dev pose during the press event
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Ranveer Singh announces upcoming biopic on Kapil Dev
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Ranveer Singh poses during the film launch of Kapil Dev biopic
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Kapil Dev and Ranveer Singh along with the team relive the winning moment of the 1983 Prudential Cup
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Kapil Dev and Ranveer Singh pose with the entire cricket team
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The 1983 cricket team poses with Ranveer Singh and Kabir Khan

Photo Credits: Viral Bhayani

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