Not Ranveer Singh But Arjun Kapoor Was The First Choice For Kapil Dev Role in Film 83

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Not Ranveer Singh But Arjun Kapoor Was The First Choice For Kapil Dev Role in Film 83

The 1983 World Cup victory is considered the first biggest achievement in the history of India’s cricket. This victory marked the beginning of a new era for Team India on international cricket. In this film ’83’ made by director Kabir Khan, the fans got a chance to relive this victory. Ranveer Singh’s film 83 has been released. Ranveer Singh’s transformation in this film has surprised everyone, everyone is saying that Kapil Dev’s character is suiting him very well. But perhaps you will be surprised to know that Ranveer Singh was not the first choice of the director for the role of Kapil Dev. Rather, another actor was chosen for the role of Kapil Dev.

Yes, Arjun Kapoor was the first choice for 83. Little is known that Thalaivi producer Vishnuvardhan Induri had planned to make a film on the subject eight years ago and co-wrote the story with National Award winning writer-director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan. Earlier, the script of this film did not go to Ranveer Singh but to his special friend Arjun Kapoor.

Not Ranveer Singh But Arjun Kapoor Was The First Choice For Kapil Dev Role in Film 83

Actually, the announcement of making this film was made in the year 2014. Then Vishnuvardhan and Sanjay were producing this film together. He offered the role of Kapil Dev to Arjun Kapoor for this film. Arjun Kapoor’s screen test was also done and he also started training for cricket.

After that everything changed in the year 2017. Sanjay was replaced by Kabir Khan and Vishnu was replaced by Vikramaditya Motwani, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl and Reliance Entertainment became the producers. After this Kabir Khan expressed his desire to cast Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. When Arjun Kapoor came to know about this, he asked Ranveer to refuse this role. Ranveer got very confused by this. Because if he had accepted this role, his friend would have been hurt and refused, then a big opportunity would have gone out of his hands.

We came to know that Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor resolved the matter very consciously and after six months Ranveer agreed to the role. Whatever be said though, Ranveer Singh has really engulfed the character of Kapil Dev. He has worked hard for this role, the result of which can be clearly seen on the big screen as well.

Let me tell you, the film ’83’ has been released on the big screen. Deepika Padukone is playing the role of the wife of legend cricketer Kapil Dev in the film. While her husband Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil Dev in the film. The film depicts the story of the Indian cricket team winning the World Cup in 1983.

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