MUMBAI: Ranveer Singh, who will be playing Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan's "83", will soon begin training with the cricket legend for the sports drama.
As per the report, the film will chronicle India's victory against West Indies in the final to clinch the first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983 under Kapil's captainship.
"I am looking forward to spending time with Kapil Sir. I feel like that time spent would be integral to my process of transforming myself into him," Ranveer said in a statement.
"I want to absorb as much as I can from him. His story, his experiences, his thoughts, feelings, his expressions, his energy," he added.
According to the report, Ranveer will spend three weeks with Kapil to get the mannerisms, attitude of the character and he will also learn the veteran cricketer's unique bowling style.
"I'm keen on getting tips on my bowling and batting from the man himself. His achievements are extraordinary. He is the quintessential underdog who became a champion through perseverance, self-belief, hard work and a positive mindset," the actor said.
"I am extremely inspired by him. I want to pour myself fully into this exciting character," he added.
The 33-year-old actor earlier trained bowling with great Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who will be portrayed by Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk in the film.
The much-awaited film "83" is produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Khan, presented by Reliance Entertainment and will release on April 10, 2020.
With inputs from PTI