Ranveer Singh says working in '83' an honour

Ranveer Singh on '83': An honour to be a part of cinematic telling of iconic story

Ranveer plays the role of the legendary Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev, who led the underdog unit to the coveted World Cup glory in 1983

The poster of '83'. Credit: Twitter/@RanveerOfficial

Bollywood livewire star Ranveer Singh has shared an emotional note after the trailer of his upcoming film 83 received immense love and appreciation from fans. The actor finds it an honour to be a part of the cinematic telling of the iconic story of the players who brought the World Cup home in 1983.

Ranveer plays the role of the legendary Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev, who led the underdog unit to the coveted World Cup glory in 1983 as they beat the mighty West Indies team in the finals at Lord's cricket ground.

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In a heartfelt note posted on his social media, Ranveer said: "Thank you to movie fans all over the country and beyond, our film fraternity, the press people from all walks of life and generations have appreciated the movie's trailer, and we are filled with gratitude and gladness. This is not just a movie - it's a glorious tribute to that moment in Indian history that changed it all!"

He added: "It's about the great achievement of the Indian Cricket Team of 1983- 'Kapil's Devils' ! These men are legends, and it's an honour to be a part of the cinematic telling of their iconic story on the big screen! Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous and loving messages! Kaptaan Kabir Khan, it's everything you dreamed of! Take a bow!"

Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 is set to release on December 24, 2021.

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