The cricket legend, Kapil Dev was spotted wearing colorful pants and red t-shirt at the Botham Charity dated 22nd July 2014. The photo was initially posted by Harsha Bhogle in 2014. But it was picked up by Slumdog Millionaire actor Sharib Hashmi, who shared on his Twitter account captioning it “Kapil sir preparing for
@RanveerOfficial ‘s biopic “. It got viral immediately on social media with fans of Kapil Dev and celebrities reacting to it with funny messages and memes.
— Sharib Hashmi (@sharibhashmi) July 7, 2019
It gained traction because colorful Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s film titled “83“. The world is aware through pictures on social media that Ranveer has spent a considerable amount of time with Kapil Dev to get into the skin of legend.
On 6th July, Ranveer celebrated his birthday by releasing his first look as Kapil Dev
The original picture can be checked on Harsha’s wall.
bet you never saw kapil dev in these trousers! at the botham charity day pic.twitter.com/LbqjBVeNhR
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 22, 2014
With role reversal taking place between Kapil Dev and Ranveer Singh, netizens came up with crazy ideas and memes too. Some called it “That’s Kapil Dev in biopic of Ranveer Singh”, Side effects of meeting Ranveer Singh 😂, Hahahhahaha! Wakhra swaaaaaaag and many such more
That's Kapil Dev in biopic of Ranveer Singh https://t.co/81rai3O0K3
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) July 7, 2019
— कृष्णहरी शर्मा (@KrishnaHSharma) July 8, 2019
Mummy ne bola tha iske sath mat gum…🤣
સંગ એવો રંગ…😂
— નિસર્ગ (@VJnisarg) July 8, 2019
The movie “83” is directed by Kabir Khan and is based on the life of Kapil Dev who was instrumental in bringing the first Cricket World Cup to India in 1983. Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil Dev and Deepika Padukone will be enacting Kapil’s wife on screen. To be released in the year 2020, the film takes its audiences through the pain and struggles, Team India went to achieve the dream of millions- the World Cup.