MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Dangal, and Sachin: A Billion Dreams and people loved their story. The life of sports personalities was not portrayed in the depth that Bollywood has started showing. People were only acquainted about the lifestyle or stories film stars but the audience had no idea about the hardships and labours of the sports personalities.
Bollywood on Sports Movies
Presently Bollywood is making a film on a very important iconic cricketer. Ranveer Singh is seen prepping with the former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev in his upcoming film 83. The former Indian Captain Kapil Dev finds it a “good sign” that the country is finally ready to showcase movies based on sports which were a totally a different story around two decades ago.
Kapil Dev on Ranveer Singh
In an e-mail interview, Kapil Dev shared with IANS that over 20 years ago India was not ready to make sports movies let alone sports personalities. It also proves that India is finally ready to do some real movies as there are biopic and films that are made for sports stars. The core of the film will be laid on the captaincy of Kapil Dev while he was leading the Indian Cricket team to battle with the West Indies in the World Cup final in 1983.
When Kapil was asked about the reason for choosing Ranveer to play his part, he responded by saying that he’s not the one to decide the character in the film but Ranveer’s great energy gives definite to the 100 percent justice to the role in the film and he is sure that the entire team will make the film a grand success.
Last month both of them along with other members of the film cast had a prepping session at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. He also mentioned “Making a film like ’83’ is a beautiful idea and I know that Ranveer Singh and the team will do a great job”. The reason for 83 to have a special place for the 60 year old cricketer is because his daughter Amiya will be an assistant director in the film.
Kapil’s Best feeling Over the Years in Cricket In Test Cricket, no other matches are considered so exciting like India and Pakistan matches. Thus Kapil who have done his Test cricket debut in Faisalabad in 1978 when was asked if records are important to him, he responded with saying that making a world record is the best feeling but they are meant to be made and broken. The last question to him was how he looks over Pakistan matches over the years. He responded that he felt fantastic to play after 18 years against them.