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. Post our revelation, the Internet was cluttered with the news.
This morning, a section of the media published that Arjun Kapoor will play Dev’s character and the web was buzzing again.
Goes without saying that the readers are confused as to who plays Kapil Dev in the project.
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However, SpotboyE.com can EMPHATICALLY tell you that it is not Arjun but Ranveer who will essay the former Indian Captain.
In fact, we can tell you that Ranveer met with Kabir last week for lengthy discussions and matters are only moving forward. More so, even if things don’t work out between Ranveer and the makers, it is certain that Arjun wouldn’t be part of the project. He is not in the picture at all.
The film in question is supposed to be produced by Phantom Films. Madhu Mantena is very close to the cricketers (his wife Masaba is Sir Vivian Richards’s daughter) and he will apparently take the official rights from the players involved in the unforgettable India vs West Indies 1983 final at Lord’s.
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We repeat, we were the first to tell you, in fact a year ago, about this venture. Around that time, Kabir was busy shooting the Salman Khan starrer, Tubelight and had not confirmed anything on record.
To let you into more information, even we got a call from an industrywallah about 15 days ago that Kabir had signed Arjun. We cross-checked with top sources and learnt that the tip-off was NOT true.
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We wonder which camp of Bollywood wanted this news about Arjun being part of the 1983 World Cup Film to be out.
We repeat: It’s only Ranveer for the Kabir Khan directorial.
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