83: Ranveer Singh, Kabir Khan kick off film prep; post stunning picture with Sachin Tendulkar at Lord's

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The preparation of '83 - Kabir Khan directorial sports film starring Ranveer Singh began on Thursday and the duo shared a picture with Sachin Tendulkar from the Lord's Cricket Ground in London. 

Ranveer Singh and Kabir Khan travelled to Lords' to soak up the atmosphere of the iconic stadium to witness the Test Match between India and England. 

Lord's Cricket Ground is where it all began for India and is the same venue where Indian won its world in 1983 against West Indies. 

Kabir Khan wanted Ranveer Singh and him to see a live match there and so began the journey of pre-production of one of the biggest movies in the making.

As the actor-director duo began the prep for the film, they shared a picture on social media along with the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. 

Kabir Khan took to Instagram to share the picture and captioned: "Sachin was 9 years old when he saw on television Kapil’s Devils win the World Cup in 1983 right here at this ground. That win inspired him to want to play for India. 35 years later we kick off the prep for our film 83 at the Lords... Can’t get better than this can it? @ranveersingh @sachintendulkar #indiaenglandseries #lords #filmprep".

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Sachin was 9 years old when he saw on television Kapil’s Devils win the World Cup in 1983 right here at this ground. That win inspired him to want to play for India. 35 years later we kick off the prep for our film 83 at the Lords... Can’t get better than this can it? @ranveersingh @sachintendulkar #indiaenglandseries #lords #filmprep

A post shared by Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) on Aug 9, 2018 at 7:49am PDT

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A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Aug 9, 2018 at 7:49am PDT

#Repost @sachintendulkar . . . ‪The upside ... I got to bump into this dynamic duo. Always a pleasure catching up with @ranveersingh and @kabirkhankk. #Lords #ENGvIND

A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Aug 9, 2018 at 10:53am PDT

The sports film on the 1983 World Cup is set to bring alive one of the most important events in the Indian cricket history. The film will be shot at real locations and will be going on floors early next year, said the production team - Anil D Ambani led Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films.

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Ranveer Singh will play the role of Indian Cricket team's then captain Kapil Dev. The casting of the other cricket players is in process.  

'83, directed by Kabir Khan, is scheduled for release on April 5, 2019.

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