Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, who is directing a film based on the Indian cricket team’s win at the 1983 World Cup, intends to shoot some portions of the movie with the key members of that team at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, UK, where the final was played. “It has been three decades since that victory. The makers of the film are working to bring these players together, and make them part of the shoot,” says an insider from the crew.
Chauhan, who plans to start shooting in May, is putting together the final draft of the script. The director hopes to shoot on the field to make his film look as original as possible. When contacted, he confirmed the news, saying, “We will be shooting across England, but Lord’s is an integral part of the event, so we are looking forward to shooting there. Since the original team members will be with us, it will be very memorable.”
The director also believes that the presence of the team during the shoot would help them capture the event as accurately as possible. It is believed that the makers have already consulted cricketers such as Kapil Dev and Balwinder Singh Sandhu, and are in the process of contacting other key players as well.