Ranveer: Tough to copy Kapil Dev's bowling style
Ranveer Singh has trained his focus on Kabir Khan's '83, the story of how India brought home its first cricket World Cup. "I am here to go all wild," says the actor, who will kick off 2019 with prep for the sports drama. While he will reportedly train in cricket under the sharp eye of the man himself - Kapil Dev - Singh is aware that he is shouldering a huge responsibility in portraying the former skipper on screen.
"Kapil Dev was a force of nature - after he was made captain at 24, he galvanized the team to inculcate the winning mentality [in them]. People adore him, so the characterization has to be within set parameters. It's exciting as well as daunting," says Singh. It goes without saying that a Kapil Dev act will be incomplete without his trademark out swinger finding a place on celluloid. "The man has an inimitable [bowling] style and it will be a tough job to replicate it completely."