Kapil Dev on 83 actor Ranveer Singh acing his signature Natraj shot: I feel he labored very laborious

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Former India captain Kapil Dev was not within the favour of constructing the movie 83 initially and says he was scared when he acquired to know that Bollywood star couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh would his life story alive on the massive display screen.

Asked about his spouse Romi and his response to studying that Ranveer and Deepika could be enjoying them within the movie, Kapil mentioned: “I was a little scared. I thought he is an actor. You are copying somebody in sports and athleticism. Does he have that much? But, when I spent time with him, I was amazed at how much time he spent. Last summer in June and July, he spent around eight hours on the cricket ground and I used to get scared. I would say he is not 20 years old, he should not get injured. I was worried about that. I think that’s where the artiste and the actor come out. They know what to do and how to do it.”

Kapil recalled how Ranveer frolicked with him as a part of his preparation for the function.

“He was with me for seven or eight days, he stayed with me and put the camera in front of me (to record) how I talk, what I do, and how I eat. I think he was there to pick up mannerisms. I think they are brilliant,” he added.

Talking about whether or not Ranveer has picked up the basic Natraj shot, he mentioned: “I think he worked very hard. I don’t know. I have to see it now. I’d seen a few photographs and other things. I think these cameramen and these people are good. I was far away from them. We gave our side of the story and that’s it.”

Kabir Khan’s “83” is a Bollywood tribute to Indian cricket’s first-ever World Cup victory in 1983. The movie casts Ranveer as group captain Kapil Dev, and options Saqib Saleem, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil, and Adinath Kothare in key roles, together with Deepika Padukone as Kapil’s spouse Romi Dev.

Kapil Dev shared that he did not need to make “83” but as a result of “we all are young enough”.

“Within your living lifetime, they make a movie on you, you don’t know how to react. I thought we are still young enough and say ‘yaar, what is this happening, (and felt) little uneasy’. But when the whole team decided, I was part of that. My first reaction was, ‘can we wait? We are too young and everybody has seen us, let’s not make it’,” Kapil recalled.

Now, he’s wanting ahead to revisiting the Tunbridge Wells iconic innings within the movie.

“That’s the only thing I’m looking for. Because, I think, a lot of stories come out when you are in an act of that. You don’t know what’s happening and how they’ve come out with the movie or that episode of the Zimbabwe innings, I don’t know. But, that’s what I want to see,” Kapil Dev mentioned throughout a dialog with actress Neha Dhupia in a podcast of “JioSaavn #NoFilterNeha”.

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