Ever since Ranveer Singh starrer '83 has been announced, there has been a lot of excitement around this film which revolves around India's historic '83 World Cup. The cast which also includes names like Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Tamil actor Jiiva, Tahir Raj Bhasin amongst others, left for London to begin the first shooting schedule. The film is slated to go on floors from June 5 in Glasgow.
Speaking about '83, director Kabir Khan had earlier said in an interview, "It's probably the best story I've heard in my life. But there's a dearth of writing about it. I had to go to Lord's library and search all the book to finally get all the material together. There's such less material written on it despite the fact that it was such an iconic moment in the history of our country."
It's Game Time For The Boys
The official Twitter handle of '83 shared this picture and wrote: "It's game time. #83SquadOnTheMove The journey begins." In the picture, we can see Ranveer (Kapil Dev), Harrdy Sandhu (Madan Lal) and Saqib Saleem (Mohinder Amarnath) among others.
Before Leaving For London With His Squad, Here's What Ranveer Had To Say
The actor told IANS, "I feel prepared and less anxious than I was when I started. This is the longest I have prepared for any role. I have been preparing essentially since January, which makes it about six months. I have done three weeks, three and a half weeks, four weeks, six weeks, but six months preparing for a character is unique... But then, it's a unique film in itself."
Ranveer Gives An Insight To His Preparation
"Playing a living legend poses a unique set of challenges, and your approach to the preparation for that character has to be all the more intensive. And it has been. But at the same time, it has been very rewarding and fulfilling."
The Actor Has Learnt A Lot From Kapil Dev
"It was a process of taking a lot of tips... Cricketing is one aspect and then the characterisation is one aspect. So it has been a two-prong process in essence. I think what I gained from Kapil sir has been invaluable. There is no other way I'd do it.
I am very fortunate, privileged and honoured that he welcomed me into his home. He was warm, welcoming and forthcoming. Everything I gained from him during those days is going to be invaluable for the construction of my performance," the actor was quoted as saying.