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Ranveer Singh to play Kapil Dev in 1983 World Cup movie

Siddharth Nair

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Kapil Dev is a pillar in the annals of Indian cricket. While he is held in much esteem all over the cricketing world, Kapil Dev will forever be remembered for leading India to their historic World Cup triumph in 1983.

‘Kapil’s Devils’ as they were called, shocked the mighty West Indies, not once but twice, en route to their maiden World Cup win. The mighty West Indies side were two-time defending champions and overwhelming favourites for the title. But alas, they fell to an Indian team that played with the zest and spirit shown by their inspirational captain.

And now Bollywood wants to recapture that glorious summer on celluloid. Director Kabir Khan has decided to make a film on India’s historic World Cup victory, and has finally settled upon the man who would play Kapil Dev in the film.

According to reports, Ranveer Singh will play the legendary Indian skipper in the film. While nothing has been confirmed as of yet, several sources have said that it is all but a done deal.

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This is what Ranveer’s spokesperson had to say,

“It’s too early to confirm anything with regards to Ranveer Singh playing Kapil Dev. An announcement will be made by the production house as and when everything is finalised.”

Kabir Khan’s last venture, Tubelight was a colossal failure. Although the Salman Khan movie had huge expectations, the film failed to resonate with the fans. Kabir will be hoping that his next film will fare much better at the box office.

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