Mumbai, 20 November (IANS) Former captain Kapil Dev, who won India’s first World Cup in 1983, was not initially in favor of making the film 83. He said that he was stunned when he came to know that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh would play the story of his life on the big screen.
In the film 83, Kapil Dev will be seen playing Ranveer Singh and Romi will be playing Deepika Padukone.
Actress and talk show host Neha Dhupia’s show No Filter Neha came as a guest of Kapil and during this time she was asked many questions, which Kapil responded with ease.
Asked what he had to say when his wife Romi came to know about this, Kapil Dev said, I was a little scared. I thought he was an actor. You are copying a sport and athletics. Do they have this much? But, when I spent time with them, I was surprised at how much time they have spent on it. In June and July last year, he spent about eight hours on the cricket field and I used to get scared. I would like to say that he is not 20 years old and he should not get hurt. I was worried about them. I think where artists and actors come together, they know what to do and how to do it.
Kapil also told how Ranveer prepared with him to play his role in this film.
He said, he was with me for seven or eight days. During this time he placed a camera in front of me (to record) and asked me how I talk, what I do and how I eat. I think they are fantastic.
Asked if Ranveer shot the classic Nataraja, Kapil said, I think he has worked very hard. I have to see now. I have seen a lot about photographs and other things. These cameramans and these people are good. I was far away from them. We did our side of the story and nothing else.
Kapil Dev has revealed that he still does not want to make the film 83 as he believes that we are all still young.
He said, during his life, he makes a film on you and you don’t know how to react to it. I felt that we are still very young and say man, what is happening? But when the whole team decided, I was also a part of that. My first reaction was, can we wait? We are very young and everyone has seen us, let’s not make it.
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