Ranveer Singh to live with Kapil Dev for 10 days

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


Ranveer Singh has always wowed the audiences with the characters he plays and he is known to prep for those thoroughly. As such, it should come as no surprise that the actor is all set to live with Kapil Dev for 10 days as preparation for ’83’.

“No actor has ever lived with the person he is playing on screen. Of course, in cases like Sanju, you do have Ranbir Kapoor trying to study Sanjay Dutt from close quarters, but Ranveer is going a step ahead. He is going to live with Kapil to soak in his personality and behaviour. He is keen to pick up the latter’s finer character traits. Ranveer is supremely excited about the challenge and wants to again deliver a performance that he hopes will leave an indelible mark. Kapil became a legend after he rallied the team to win the 1983 World Cup,” said a source, talking to DNA.

Singh will be starting his 10-day stretch tomorrow. He says, “I’m looking forward to spending more time with Kapil sir. He is kind, generous, warm and funny. I had a memorable two days with him in Dharamshala. I’m going to spend more time with him in Delhi to learn more about him. It’s a first-of-its-kind exercise in my acting process where I’ll be studying the man himself in the flesh for my onscreen portrayal of him. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to learn about life from a true legend”.

The film is set to star a whole host of actors as the team of India that won the cricket world cup in 1983.