Actor Ranveer Singh, who will probably be seen taking part in legendary Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev within the upcoming sports activities drama ’83’, has talked about stepping into the pores and skin of the character.
Ranveer revealed that bowling just like the star cricketer was probably the most troublesome side of his character growth.
Ranveer Singh mentioned: “Bowling like Kapil Dev was probably the most troublesome side of the character growth. He has a really distinctive bowling action and his bio-mechanics are very distinctive to him. My physique may be very totally different from his so I needed to rework my physicality drastically in an effort to obtain it.
He added: “It took a long time, in fact months to perfect the action. Initially, my body was too heavy because I was coming off the shoot of ‘Simmba’.”
Ranveer Singh shared that Balwinder Singh Sandhu, the legend of the 1983 World Cup win who was additionally his coach observed that his physique was too heavy and he mentioned “‘Jab tu run-up mein aata hai toh tu aisa lagta hai ki pehelwan bowling karne aa raha hai’.”
Ranveer added: “And he sent me away for a month just to change my physicality to bring it closer to Kapil’s athleticism and then once I did that, I started making some headway. I was playing cricket for 4 hours a day for 6 months and doing physical conditioning for 2 hours a day for those 6 months. Four months of prep and 2-3 months of shoot, I put in a lot of hours.”
Ranveer Singh’s metamorphosis to changing into Kapil Dev pushed his physique to its restrict.
“There were a few injuries along the way but it was very important for me to crack his action because it is an iconic bowling action and all his admirers will be looking out for whether I did it right or not.”
Ranveer Singh shared: “More importantly for him to feel that I got it right and for me to feel that I got it right and for it just spot on in the film and I had to put in the work but it was very fulfilling. At the end of the process, I have become a decent enough bowler also.”
Ranveer Singh added: “Apart from Balwinder Singh Sandhu I had a lot of help from our coach Rajiv Mehra and there were several sessions that I did on the pitch with Kapil himself who had his inputs also to offer.”
’83’ highlights India successful the 1983 World Cup underneath the management of Kapil Dev, performed by Ranveer.
The movie is all set to release theatrically worldwide on December 23.