Kabir Khan, who will don the director's hat for the forthcoming sports film titled 83, has revealed that the film will go on floors in May, and will be shot in majorly in London and in parts in India. Based on India's momentous win in the Cricket World Cup in the year 1983, 83 will see Ranveer Singh essay former Indian cricket team skipper Kapil Dev's part.
In an interaction with Bollywood Hungama, Kabir said that the shooting schedule would span over four months, before which Singh will undergo a rigourous training process under the tutelage of several cricketing icons. “Different expert cricketers are coming. Kapil Dev sir, Madan Lal sir, Yashpal sir and all the '83 cricketers will come. It’s loads of fun, it’s like boot camp, we train for 3 hours: physical and skills training and establishing different styles," Khan told the publication.
Ranveer recently took to Instagram and share that he has started preparing for 83, with a picture of him practicing at the nets.
Kabir also said that 83 will have an energetic album but no lip-sync songs as the audience will not accept Kapil Dev singing on screen. "In 83, the music will be definitely important. It's a sports film so the music will be motivational. There will be obviously a motivating anthem and songs of several mood in the film. But there won't be any lip-sync songs because I don't think audience will accept Kapil Dev singing on the streets of London. But needless to say, it'll be an energetic background score and album," Kabir told PTI.
Pritam Chakraborty is attached as music composer of the film. The filmmaker was speaking at the studio launch of JAM8, founded by Pritam.
Kabir, who has collaborated with the composer in the past, in films like New York, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tubelight, said Pritam is a "unique" talent. "He can surprise you a lot provided you pin him down and make him sit with you. Once he is in the flow, that's when the magic starts happening. I've really enjoyed working with him. He's a warm person."
Touted as the "biggest sports film" of the country, the movie slated to be released on 10 April, 2020.
Ranveer, who is currently basking in the monumental success of Simmba, is currently busy with the promotions of Zoya Akhtar's underground rap film Gully Boy, which hits the screens on 14 February.