Ranveer Singh’s ‘83: West Indies Player Malcolm Marshall’s Son, Mali To Portray His Father
After Chirag Patil, who has stepped into the shoes of his dad and cricketer Sandeep Patil, West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall’s son, Mali has been roped in to play his father in Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83
Recently, Ranveer Singh along with the other co-stars of '83 was in Dharamshala for the training and bonding session. While the Gully Boy actor will play the role of legendary cricketer, Kapil Dev, director Kabir Khan is picking up the sons of other players to portray their fathers on-screen. After Chirag Patil, who stepped into the shoes of his father and cricketer Sandeep Patil, latest reports suggest that the son of the late West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall, Mali will be playing him on-screen.
close to the makers told Mumbai Mirror that the director Kabir wants to keep
the film as realistic as possible. Source revealed, “Mali is a fast bowler and
a middle order batsman like his father and suited the part perfectly.” Mirror
report further suggests, “Kabir has also approached the sons of other famous
West Indian players and talks with them are on, including fast bowler Carl
Greenidge, son of Gordon Greenidge. The team is also looking for players who
will represent Team England who played India in the semifinals.”
In Dharamshala, the real players of ‘83 team like Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath and Yashpal Sharma dropped by on the sets. They joined some training sessions helmed by coach Balvinder Singh Sandhu. ’83 marks the journey of Indian Cricket Team’s victory against West Indies in the World Cup of 1983.