Renowned Kollywood star Jiiva is all set to play the role of former Indian cricket captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth in Kabir Khan’s upcoming film, ’83. Earlier, the Punjabi star Ammy Virk was finalised to play the role of Balwinder Singh Sandhu.
South star Jiiva to lose 7 kg to look lean and young to play the part of Srikkanth. Jiiva has already kickstarted the physical training and to ace the cricketing style of former Indian captain, Jiiva has started watching all the videos of Srikkanth from Worldcup ’83 videos which will help him to pick up the nuances of batting correctly like Krishnamachari Srikkanth
The producer Madhu Mantena shared his views on casting his favourite actor Jiiva for this special role, “I have been a huge fan of Jiiva since the time I saw one of my “favourite films with him called KO … have always wanted to remake it here in Hindi … it’s awesome that finally, I am getting a chance to work with him .. I can’t think of anyone better to be able to do justice in playing Srikanth on the big screen”
Tracing the historic victory of 1983 world cup, Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial will star Ranveer Singh as the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team Kapil Dev.
There has been immense excitement amongst the audience to witness the magnificent event to be recreated on the silver screen.
Earlier, the makers hosted an event to announce the film along with the entire former team that lifted the world cup in 83.
Directed by Kabir Khan, the sports film will bring to light one of the most important event in the Indian cricket history. The film will be shot at real locations and will be going on floors early next year.
Shouldered by the then captain Kapil Dev, who led the Indian cricket team to it’s maiden World Cup win, 1983’s World Cup stays to be one of the most etched events in the minds of the cricket fans.
While Ranveer Singh will play the lead, the film will be backed by a powerful support cast. The casting of the other cricket players will be announced soon.
Presented by Reliance Entertainment and Produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri & Kabir Khan will be releasing on 10th April 2020.