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Bajrangi Bhaijaan is one of my most favourite films of all time: Ranveer Singh

Excited to work with Kabir Khan on 83, where he plays legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, Ranveer Singh says Bajrangi Bhaijaan is one of his all time favourites.

bollywood Updated: Feb 10, 2018 15:13 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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After the huge success of Padmaavat, Ranveer Singh will now be working on Simbaa, Gully Boy and 83.(PTI)

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who is riding high on the success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, is now all set to play star cricketer Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83.

“It’s an honour to be a part of one of the most incredible sporting stories of our nations history,the 1983 cricket world cup. We have the honour of telling this story and mortalising this on celluloid. It is one of the most incredible underdog story,” Ranveer said.

The Reliance Entertainment movie is being directed by Kabir Khan. Ranveer says “83 is a story of human triumph. I am damn excited to work with Kabir Khan. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is one of my most favourite films of all time. I am excited to collaborate with him,” he said.

The actor, who is being appreciated for his portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat, is also excited about his current slate of work, which also includes Gully Boy and Simmba. “My current slate is another opportunity to showcase my versatility and in collaboration with finest filmmakers in the country. So right now I am going through a very rich creative phase and I am feeling blessed,” he added.

83 follows how, under newly-appointed captain Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team defeated West Indies in the final of the World Cup in 1983. It tracks the coming-of-age of not just a cricketing team, but of a young nation in the eyes of the world.

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First Published: Feb 10, 2018 14:57 IST