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Kamal Haasan and Nagarjuna come together to back Kabir Khan's 83

The production houses of the Southern stars will help to release in Tamil and Telugu the drama on India's first cricket World Cup triumph.

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Kamal Haasan's Rajkamal Films and Nagarjuna's Annapurna Entertainment will team up with Reliance Entertainment to present Kabir Khan's 83 in Tamil and Telugu, respectively. Producers Reliance Entertainment revealed the tie-up today.

In a press release, Kamal Haasan said, "I am extremely excited to present the Tamil version of 83. It’s a matter of pride to promote the film that will recreate the moments of the iconic matches.

"Not just that, the victory of the Indian team demonstrates to every Indian that where there is a will, there is a way. What was considered impossible was made possible purely due to belief and conviction. And this holds true in all walks of life.

"It’s my pride to promote a film that stands testimony to such conviction and will. I am happy to bring to my people the story of the team of inspired men captained by Kapil Dev who fought against all odds and won India’s greatest sporting triumph."

The film, directed by Kabir Khan, features Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev leading an unheralded Indian cricket team to its maiden World Cup triumph in England.

Set to be released in theatres on 10 April 2020 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, the film will also feature Ammy Virk, Saqib Saleem, Jiiva and Tahir Raj Bhasin, among others.

Welcoming the addition of the two Southern stars to the presenting team, director Kabir Khan said, "I welcome Kamal Haasan and Nagarjuna as the presenters and feel privileged to have them be a part of promoting our film in the South."

Reliance Entertainment group CEO Shibashish Sarkar said, "As the film 83 is about national pride, we are overwhelmed to have the support of great superstars like Kamal Haasan and Nagarjuna to present the Tamil and Telugu versions, respectively, of the film. With their blessings it will surely reach out to all the local audience.”

The film will also feature Deepika Padukone in the role of Romi, Kapil Dev's wife. Padukone is also on board as one of the producers for the film alongside Vishnu Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Phantom Films and Kabir Khan.