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Ranveer Singh to meet Kapil Dev, team India of 1983 cricket World Cup

India won its first cricket World Cup against the West Indies in 1983, under the leadership of Dev.


Actor Ranveer Singh, who has been locked to play Kapil Dev in a movie on the 1983 cricket World Cup, will meet the team which won the trophy that year, on Wednesday, 27 September. The former India skipper, Kapil Dev, will be part of the meet too.

In 1983, India won its first cricket World Cup against the West Indies, under the leadership of Dev.

The film is being directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Phantom Films. Its scripting is finished.

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"It's a great feeling to start work on this incredible story of the Indian cricket team of 1983. We are feeling very blessed that we are starting this journey along with the heroes of 1983. We are thankful to all the players for taking out time from their schedules and joining us for this event," Madhu Mantena, co-founder of Phantom Films, said in a statement.

The venue of the meet is yet to be finalized.

Apart from Singh, no other cast members have been announced so far.