Ranveer Singh stepped into the shoes of ace cricketer Kapil Dev for Kabir Singh's '83. The film is going to recreate the historic win of the Indian Cricket Team at the 1983 World Cup on the big screen. It is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Sadly, due to Coronavirus, the release of the film has been reportedly pushed to the next year. Though the buzz is still there. But did you know that Kapil Dev was a little scared when he got to know that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will be playing him and his wife in a film?
In an interview, when asked about the reaction of his wife Romi and him when they got to know about the stars playing them, Kapil Dev quoted, "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 by 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."
Also talking about Ranveer Singh getting the Natraj shot right, Kapil Dev said, "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."
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