Ranveer Singh's '83 Manager Pankaj Tripathi Gets Emotional On Meeting The Real Inspiration Behind His Role

Pankaj Tripathi plays the role of Indian team manager PR Man Singh in Kabir Khan's film '83; The actor recalls his meeting with the man in real life to prep for his role.

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Ranveer Singh's '83 Manager Pankaj Tripathi Gets Emotional On Meeting The Real Inspiration Behind His Role
Pankaj Tripathi is one of those sought after actors with whom many filmmakers have been lining up to work. Currently, Pankaj Tripathi is all geared up shooting for his next, a magnum opus film '83 starring Ranveer Singh in the lead role. The film is a real-life story based on the historical win of team India in the 1983 Cricket World Cup tournament, spearheaded by team captain Kapil Dev. The film has a huge ensemble star cast and Pankaj Tripathi plays a very pivotal character of PR Man Singh, who headed team India as the manager for the World Cup. Pankaj didn't want to leave any stone unturned to play such a pivotal role and hence flew down to Hyderabad to meet the real manager PR Man Singh ahead of the '83 schedule in London.

PR Man Singh has been a very strong pillar of the Kapil Dev squad in the 1983 world cup tournament. Pankaj wanted to have a narrative on the real story from the man himself. Both the reel and real managers spent a good amount of time speaking on '83 World Cup trivia, factual stories, the struggles of getting the team to the World Cup and the journey of winning the first World Cup. This, in turn, went on to make Pankaj Tripathi very emotional. The entire conversation and experience helped Pankaj to build his character which will be an ode to PR Man Singh from Pankaj.

Pankaj reveals, "It was an amazing experience meeting PR Man Singh. He has an incredible love and passion towards the game of cricket even today. He is a very disciplined person. He has created a huge Museum in his house in Hyderabad with cricketing memorabilia. We spoke on various chapters of his personal and professional life. I got emotional couple of times listening to his stories and life journey. His life is very inspiring for others, his passion and love towards cricket is simply amazing. I also met his family members and they all stood firmly like a pillar with PR Man Singh on his decisions. I visited his house and office and felt very positive with the hospitality. As an actor, I will try my sincere best to portray PR Man Singh with best of my abilities displaying his school of thoughts and justify this role by reflecting his ideology and faith onscreen for the game of cricket."

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