On his birthday, Ranveer Singh has revealed his look from the upcoming sports drama ’83. The 34-year-old actor took to his social media account to share his photo as Kapil Dev.
In the photo, Ranveer bears an uncanny resemblance to the former all-rounder cricketer Kapil Dev popularly known as the Haryana Hurricane. “On my special day, here’s presenting THE HARYANA HURRICANE 🌪 KAPIL DEV, 🏏🏆 ” wrote Ranveer along with the photo. Within moments of sharing, his look attracted a lot of appreciation.
Director Kabir Khan also shared Ranveer’s look from the movie and promised a good performance from the actor. “This is just the look… wait till you see what this amazing actor has done in the film… Happy Birthday @ranveersingh 😊 Keep shining… @83thefilm,” he wrote along with the photo.
Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan wished Ranveer on his birthday and wrote, “Looking exact like pajhi.👌🏼Happy Birthday bro. Have a great one 🎂👏🏼” Many Bollywood celebrities, including Ayushmann Khurrana, Alia Bhatt, Kubbra Sait, Sanya Malhotra, Sonu Sood, Mouni Roy, Dia Mirza and others are also bowled over Ranveer’s transformation.
On my special day, here’s presenting THE HARYANA HURRICANE 🌪KAPIL DEV 🏏🏆@83thefilm @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @madmantena @Shibasishsarkar @vishinduri @RelianceEnt @FuhSePhantom @NGEMovies pic.twitter.com/HqaP07GJEQ
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) July 6, 2019
Recently, on the latest episode of Breakfast with Champions, Kapil Dev told Gaurav Kapur how Ranveer and Kabir Khan are taking care of every single detail about his personality. He said, “He is a fabulous actor. He and Kabir Khan are taking care of every small thing. They are taking care of how I speak, my pronunciation. Ranveer thought that since I am a fast bowler, I must be aggressive and he wanted to learn how I express my anger. I told him, I might have gotten angry on the field, but off the field, I never lost my head.”
Ranveer has been prepping for his role of the legendary cricketer for quite some time now. He had earlier shared videos and photos from the practice sessions and also lived with the cricketer and trained with him for ten days at his residence in Delhi. Talking about his preparation for the role, the actor had earlier said, “It’s a first of its kind exercise in my acting process where I’ll be studying the man himself in the flesh for my on-screen portrayal of him. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to learn about life from a true legend.”
Check out how Kapil Dev looked during his cricketing days
Ranveer along with the entire cast of Kabir Khan directorial took off to London for the shoot of the movie in June. The actor has often been taking to the commentators’ box in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup and has interacted with several legendary cricketers.
The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jatin Sharma, Ammy Virk and Hardy Sandhu among others and will chronicle India’s win under Kapil’s captainship as the team defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983.