Kabir Khan on the close of the UK calendar of '83 by Ranveer Singh: it's as if we also won the World Cup

Says a lush Kabir Khan While finishing a three-month session for his Ranveer singh -starrer in London, he explodes as planned.

On Sunday, Kabir Khan wrapped up a three-month schedule of his sports drama, ’83, in London, which features Ranveer singh as then captain Kapil Dev who led the team from India to their first victory in the Cricket World Cup in 1983. For the director and the team, it was an emotional moment, as they had become close, like a family, during filming, and felt a sensation of triumph after closing. , like the historical victory. It was as if we had won the World Cup too, Kabir laughs. I knew that '83 was an ambitious film and we have achieved more than we had planned.

The director, who is also producing the film with Sajid Nadiadwala Madhu Mantena Shibasish Sarkar and Vishnu Induri He adds that, since logistically it was a difficult shoot, he traveled to London every month for a year to work with the local production team to obtain the required permits. “Securing permits to film in some places, such as within Lord's cricket ground, was not easy. This is the first unit that has ventured into the players' locker room and the long hall there, he notes, and says that since they were recreating a real event, there were many details involved in terms of locations and aftershocks. “We had to make half of London look like it did in '83. Shooting against the Lord on the last day was magical

The film kicked off in London on June 5 and a major chunk of the shoot coincided with the 2019 World Cup. While many matches were interrupted by rain, Kabir’s screen journey was hassle-free. “We have been blessed by the Gods of cricket. We got so much goodwill from legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Jimmy Amarnath, Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Clive Lloyd that even the rain god helped us out, ”Kabir exults. “When we were shooting interiors, it would rain the entire day, but the minute we stepped out, it would stop. It’s rare and next to impossible for anybody to complete a big shoot in the UK on time. On paper, we were to end on September 1, and we are done, ”he signs off on an ebullient note.

The onscreen team led by  Ranveer singh .  Kabir Khan ; (R)  Kapil Dev  with the 1983 World Cup