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Kapil Dev biopic starring Ranveer Singh to release in August 2019

The upcoming film ‘83, which is a biopic on 1983 ICC World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, is being directed by Kabir Khan and has Ranveer Singh in lead role.

cricket Updated: Feb 05, 2018 10:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Kapil Dev,Ranveer Singh,‘83
A biopic on 1983 ICC World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, titled ‘83’ is being directed by Kabir Khan and has Ranveer Singh in lead role and will release in August 2019. (HT Photo)

The upcoming biopic on one of India’s greatest cricketers and 1983 World Cup winning captain, Kapil Dev, will release in August 2019.

The film titled ’83 will be releasing on August 30 next year which has Ranveer Singh in the lead role and is being directed by Kabir Khan.

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“Mark your calendar! ‘83 will be releasing on August 30th, 2019. ‘83 stars Ranveer Singh. Directed by Kabir Khan (sic),” the film’s official Twitter handle made the announcement on Sunday.

The official announcement for the biopic’s release was made in September last year, but reports suggest the film is not expected to go on floors till mid-2018.

Kabir Khan was earlier quoted as saying by PTI, “As a young schoolboy when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup. I had no idea that from that day onwards cricket in India will change forever.”

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“As a filmmaker, for me, the journey to that win, filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team, is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on,” he added.

First Published: Feb 05, 2018 10:52 IST