India‘s maiden World Cup title will always remain as a moment of nostalgia in the hearts of Indians and the life of the leader of the team, Kapil Dev, will soon be made into a film. Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who is set to play Kapil in the same, says he is excited for the role.

It should be exciting to get into the skin of such a legendary player. I am really looking forward to it but it is going to be a while before I commence work on it, Ranveer told PTI. However, he has not started working for the film yet. Earlier, during the launch of the film, Ranveer had met Kapil as well as the 1983 World Cup winnings Team India members.


“It was so nice to see them all together and to just feel the vibe, the energy and the sheer bonding between them. They also shared a few great stories and anecdotes. They shared how they had made advance bookings for their holidays [after the world cup] but had to cancel them as they had to play a tournament [after the world cup got over]. They are all great human stories,” Ranveer had told Hindustan Times about the incident.

“Bas woh bowling action aa jaaye (I wish I get his bowling action correct; smiles). I hope Kapil sir himself gives me some training and tips. It will be absolutely fantastic. It goes without saying that the physical transformation is going to be an important part,” Ranveer disclosed when asked how he is going to transform himself into the legendary all-rounder.