New Delhi: Actor Ranveer Singh has been signed to play the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in his biopic, and the movie will be directed by filmmaker Kabir Khan, which will based on India’s first-ever World Cup triumph in 1983.
The 32-year-old actor will meet the team which won the trophy that year. The former India skipper will be part of the meet on Wednesday too.
In 1983, India won its first cricket World Cup against the West Indies. Dev served as the captain of the Indian cricket team then.
The film is being directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Phantom Films. Its scripting is finished.
"It's a great feeling to start work on this incredible story of the Indian cricket team of 1983. We are feeling very blessed that we are starting this journey along with the heroes of 1983. We are thankful to all the players for taking out time from their schedules and joining us for this event," Madhu Mantena, co-founder of Phantom Films, said in a statement.