On his 34th birthday, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has unveiled his look for upcoming film, 83’. He will be seen playing former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev who lead the team during the World Cup in 1983.
The 34-year-old actor took to the social media to to share his photo as Kapil Dev. “On my special day, here’s presenting THE HARYANA HURRICANE KAPIL DEV @83thefilm @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @mantenamadhu @sarkarshibasish @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson,” Ranveer Singh wrote along with the first look.
In the photo, Ranveer Singh is seen striking the similar moustache and hairdo of the veteran cricketer, Kapil Dev also known as the Haryana Hurricane.
Several fans applauded the actor for his new look for the upcoming sports drama.
Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan wished Ranveer on his birthday and wrote, “Looking exact like pajhi.??Happy Birthday bro. Have a great one ???.”
Dhadak director Shashank Khaitaan also wrote, “Oh WOW!!! This is so good … exactly like the legend Kapil Dev… Happy Birthday Bro… keep on inspiring… cause thats what you doing with every character you breathing…”
Many Bollywood celebrities, including Ayushmann Khurrana, Alia Bhatt, Kubbra Sait, Sanya Malhotra, Sonu Sood, Mouni Roy, Dia Mirza and others also praised Ranveer Singh for his transformation.
Ranveer Singh spent 10 days at Kapil Dev’s residence in Delhi to prep up for his role and to understand the finer details of his personality. He had received training from the cricketer himself during the boot camp in Dharamshala.
Directed by Kabir Khan, 83’ will reflect on the story of India’s first World Cup win in 1983. Ranveer Singh’s real life wife Deepika Padukone will also be seen in the film as she will play his onscreen wife Romi Dev in the film.