Jiiva confirmed to play Kris Srikanth in Ranveer Singh’s 83

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Actor Jiiva will be making his big Bollywood debut with Ranveer Singh’s 83, a film which will capture the events leading to the big cricket World Cup victory of 1983. The actor will be essaying the role of Kris Srikanth in the film, and has been taking special cricket classes to get set for the role.

Speaking about the film and his role, Jiiva said, “The shooting of the film would happen for about 100 days in London and I would join the team in May. I have already started preparing for the film under the guidance of expert coaches. I’ve always been a cricket player and enacting one of the most famous cricketers from Tamil Nadu, Krishnamachari Srikanth sir, is a source of much joy and pride to me. I’m really eager to start shooting for the film. 83 will be made at a budget of more than 100 CR, and it will be a spectacular visual treat. Like Lagaan and the MS Dhoni biopic, 83 also carries great expectations already.”

Ranveer Singh too is brushing up on his cricket knowledge and skills before the shoot for the film takes off in March. Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 goes down as one of the most-awaited films in Bollywood’s pipeline.

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