Actor Ranveer Singh shared a picture from his upcoming movie 83 on his twitter handle.  In the picture, Ranveer is seen pulling off Kapil Dev’s Iconic ‘Natraj Shot’. The 34-year-old actor will portray former cricketer Kapil Dev’s role in the movie based on the 1983 cricket world cup.

The ‘Gully Boy’ movie famed actor gets into the skin of the character, as he completely transformed his looks to resemble the cricketer.  Ranveer is sporting a mustache, curly hair, padded with cricketing gear in this new avatar.

Ranveer Singh in 83 and Kapil Dev

Acclaimed filmmaker Kabir Khan is directing the movie.  After riding with success with his Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer movie Tiger Zinda Hai, the director is all set to impress the critics and the audience with 83.

The actor is receiving heaps of praises for the immense dedication shown by him in portraying the famous cricketer on the silver screen.

Trade analysts, Taran Adarsh shared the picture and captioned it “Ranveer Singh replicates the iconic Natraj Shot – bringing back a flood of memories – for #83TheFilm… Stars Ranveer as #KapilDev… Directed by Kabir Khan… 10 April 2020 release. #Relive83 #RanveerAsKapil”

Television host-wife of Kabir Khan, Mini Mathur, also praised the actor. She wrote “Wait.. is it the legendary #Kapildev or is it @RanveerOfficial  playing the classic Natraj shot??! Here’s just a  tiny glimpse of the detail, hard work, and authenticity I’ve seen firsthand from the magical #83 set!

The picture is sending people down the memory lane as they relive the golden era of Indian cricket.

“For a moment I thought what @therealkapildev is doing with his Nataraj shot until a closer look revealed it’s @RanveerOfficial  as #KapilDev. Also, this piece has who plays which cricketer in the film #’83”

The movie will also see Deepika Padukone play the role of Romila Dev, Kapil Dev’s wife. This is the first real-life husband-wife duo will play the same on the big screen.

It also stars actors like Pankaj Tripathy, Boman Irani, Saqib Salim and Parvati Nair in important roles.

83 will hit the silver screen on April 10, 2020.


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