Boman Irani joins Ranveer Singh as Farokh Engineer in 83

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Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh starrer 83 is one of the much-awaited films of the year. The actor is currently gearing up for the film.

Boman Irani joins Ranveer Singh

Now, Boman Irani has joined the ensemble cast of the film. Irani will essay the role of former opening batsman and wicket-keeper, Farokh Engineer, who was one of the commentators at the 1983 World Cup.

Ranveer on Tuesday shared on Instagram a string of photographs of himself along with Boman and director Kabir Khan from the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Boman Irani joins Ranveer Singh

He captioned the pic as,”All-star arrival!!! 💫 One of the most remarkable people I have ever met…❤One of the finest actors I know…. someone I admire immensely….🙏🏽 he’s One in a Million! ✨ A special gem of a person & a universally loved, COLOSSAL talent… the one & only BOMAN IRANI IS IN THE BUILDING !!!! 🌟 : pictured here at the Mecca of Cricket – the Lord’s Cricket Ground! 🏏 #83Squad @83thefilm @boman_irani @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone”

Talking about his role, Boman said, “He was the only Indian commentator during the 1983 World Cup. His story, along with co-commentator Brian Johnston’s, runs parallel to the main narrative.”

“I will be shooting for a couple of days here, and then join the team in Mumbai. It’s a great honour to play this legendary character.”

“I went to Manchester during the World Cup this year and stayed with him for a few days. We even watched the India versus Pakistan match together. It was so surreal; like meeting your boyhood hero. I stayed at his house and we had some good laughs while trying to understand the man for the role,” he said.

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83 is based on India’s historic win against West Indies at the 1983 world cup and Ranveer will be seen playing former Indian skipper Kapil Dev.

The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem and Chirag Patil. Deepika Padukone will play cricket legend Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Dev in the film.

Directed by Kabir Khan, the movie is slated to hit the screens on 10 April, 2020.