This Indian Cricketer Is The Reason Why Ranveer Singh Is An Actor Today

Yes, Ranveer Singh owes his decision of acting to this cricketer. Guess who?

A couple of months ago, SpotboyE.com broke the story that Ranveer Singh will essay the role of Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s film on 1983 World Cup. And last evening the news became official when Ranveer Singh relived the '83 moment and announced the film in Kapil Dev's presence.

He revealed an interesting information from his past. He said, "My friends were serious about the sport and reached on time for the tryouts. When I reached late, I saw Mr. Mohinder Amarnath standing by the pitch. This man has an aura that you can't miss even from a mile away. I walked up to him with all my wit and asked for directions on what to do. He directed me to the pitch and that day I failed at the tryouts. And thanks to the failure that day, I am here today."

the wining team of 1983 world cup
The Wining Team Of 1983 World Cup Along WIth Ranveer Singh And Kabir Khan

The actor told the audience that after scoring 71 runs off 46 balls in the seventh standard, he decided to try out for Amarnath's cricket academy with his friends.

He added, "For our generation, cricket has always been the glamorous game but it wasn't actually like that before. When Kabir sir started narrating the story it came as a shock to me. It was surprising to learn the odds against which they had to fight and rise. More than a great cricket story, it is a great human story."

ranveer singh with kapil dev
Ranveer Singh With Kapil Dev

'83 will be produced by Phantom Films. Madhu Mantena,who is the co-founder of Phantom Films, is very close to the cricketers (his wife Masaba is Sir Vivian Richards’s daughter).


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