Ranveer Singh turns a year older today. The Simmba actor, who married Deepika Padukone in November last year, is living his dream king size. He is Currently shooting for his next, ’83 which is based on India's 1983 World Cup-win. Today, on his birthday, the makers of ’83 unveiled the first look of Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. As soon as the look was dropped online, netizens couldn’t help but point out striking similarity with the legendary cricketer himself.
Sharing his first look from the film on social media, he wrote, “On my special day, here’s presenting THE HARYANA HURRICANE 🌪 KAPIL DEV 🏏🏆 @83thefilm @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @mantenamadhu @sarkarshibasish @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @fuhsephantom @nadiadwalagrandson”
Soon enough people started pointing out how he looks like Kapil Dev himself. Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan wrote, “Looking exact like pajhi.👌🏼Happy Birthday bro.Have a great one” While actress Sayani Gupta said, “Ohhhhhh fabbbbbbb! Damnnn! What a glorious birthday if you can and be this.. transformed! Live it up @ranveersingh have an amazing year and a spectacular shoot.” Dhadak director Shashank Khaitan said, “Oh WOW!!! This is so good ... exactly like the legend Kapil Dev... Happy Birthday Bro... keep on inspiring... cause thats what you doing with every character you breathing.”
A netizen said, “Looking exactly like kapil dev,” pointing out the details another said, “Look the eyebrow details and forehead @_aishwarya.singh_ ditto kapil dev.”
Talking about how Ranveer Singh stepped into Kapil Dev’s
shoes for ’83, director Kabir Khan told Bombay Times, “The moment I started working on ’83,
I realised, it was only Ranveer Singh who could play the character of Kapil
Dev. He possesses the physicality that is required and also has the discipline
that an actor needs to be able to portray a legend like him. As far as his look
is concerned, it was difficult because we didn't want to get into prosthetics.
In sports, you have to play all day long under the sun. Prosthetics would have
made it very difficult. So, we knew that we had to get a few key elements right
to put the real picture across for the audience. It was a long process; about
two months of different drafts. After eight days involving long sessions, we
were able to transform Ranveer into Kapil.”
Images Source: instagram/ranveersingh