Ranveer Singh will quite soon take on the role of former Indian cricket team skipper Kapil Dev in the up-coming Kabir Khan-directed 83. When Kapil is going to serve as a mentor to Ranveer, his daughter Amiya has also been roped into be a part of the film’s crew as well. Pune Mirror reports that she has been working as an assistant director on the sports drama.
Mirror adds that she also attends the training sessions for the film’s actors, conducted by former Indian Test cricketer Balwinder Singh Sandhu. Chirag Patil, who plays his father Sandeep in the film, informed the publication that he had only met Amiya fairly recently even if their fathers had played together in the 1983 World Cup.
“We met for the very first time when working on the film. She’s from Delhi, I’m from Mumbai and she’s way younger than me. She’s a part of our everyday training sessions ever since she is on the direction team. Therefore, she retains us updated on any group meetings we are now supposed to attend. Whenever I’m in Kabir’s office she’s there as well as being very involved in the process, be it planning the costumes or the schedule,” Chirag claimed.
Mirror more writes that after the Mumbai session ends, the crew would go to Dharamshala for a ten day long bonding and training session. The film is anticipated to continue on floors around 15 May and will be shot in London and Scotland over the course of 100 days.
Applauded as the “biggest sports film” of the country, 83 is slated to be released on 10 April, 2020.