Kabir Khan’s ‘83 in which Ranveer Singh plays Kapil Dev,is likely to be released soon. But the question is, will Kapil promote the film alongside Ranveer, the way Dhoni had promoted Dhoni The Untold Story alongside Sushant Singh Rajput?
Sources say Kapil Dev has agreed to be part of the film’s promotion, but in a limited capacity.
“Kapil Paaji went through a health issue in October 2020. He was advised to take it easy. The ’83 producers, Reliance Entertainment and Kabir Khan are not too sure of how much they can fall back on the real Kapil and the publicity may just have to be shouldered by the on-screen Kapil,” says the source in the know.
However Kapil sources say Kapil has agreed to be part of the publicity in a limited way. Incidentally Sanjay Dutt who recently went through a health issue is also determined to be part of the publicity and marketing of his film KGF2 with Yash.
Recreating the events during India’s grand victory during the 1983 Cricket World Cup , this Kabir Khan-directed sports epic stars Ranveer Singh as the iconic Indian batsman Kapil Dev and Ranveer’s real life as Kapil’s wife Roma.
In addition, there is an impressive slew of actors playing real-life cricketers .But the main focus of interest is Ranveer Singh’s unbelievable physical transformation as Kapil Dev.
Says director Kabir Khan, “Cinema and cricket are religion in India.When the two come together there is bound to be a humongous amount of interest in the product.” ’83 which was to release in April 2020 will wait for normalcy to be restored so that audiences can watch the biggest fusion of cricket and cinema since Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan.