Actor Ranveer Singh is set to make Delhi his home for the next 10 days. He will live with and train with Kapil Dev to pick up nuances from the former Indian cricket captain for the film ‘‘83’.
Singh is known to immerse himself in serious preparation for his roles — whether it be Alauddin Khilji in ‘Padmaavat’ or Murad in ‘Gully Boy’. The sports film ‘‘83’ will tell the tale of India’s victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
For his role as Dev in the Kabir Khan directorial, Singh has already trained with the cricket icon.
“I’m looking forward to spending more time with Kapil sir. He is kind, generous, warm and funny. I had a memorable two days with him in Dharamsala. I’m going to spend more time with him in Delhi to learn more about him,” the actor said in a statement.
“It’s a first-of-its-kind exercise in my acting process where I’ll be studying the man himself in the flesh for my on-screen portrayal of him. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to learn about life from a true legend,” the actor added.
According to a source close to the film, which is presented by Reliance Entertainment, Singh has a set plan for his Delhi trip.
“He wants to see, live and breathe Kapil before he starts shooting,” the source said.