Boman Irani has recently joined the top-notch star cast of Kabir Khan’s forthcoming film, ’83. The film stars Ranveer Singh playing the role of the living legend in the Indian cricket, Kapil Dev.
The film will be narrating the country’s historic win under Kapil Dev’s captaincy, the match in which India defeated West Indies in the 1983 final match and lifted their first-ever World Cup trophy.
Boman Irani will be seen playing the role of Farokh Engineer who was one of the commentators at the 1983 World Cup. Before getting into the field of commentary, Farokh was the opening batsman and wicket-keeper of the Indian cricket team. On his role in the film, 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.”
The film is a multi starrer which stars Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Chirag Patil, Jiiva and Harrdy Sandhu, other than Ranveer Singh and Boman Irani.
At present, the entire cast of the film is busy shooting the film in England, and Boman Irani joined them for the shoot on Sunday.
Talking about being a part of the film and playing such a great role he said “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.”
’83 is being produced by Madhu Mantena, Sajid Nadiadwala and Reliance Entertainment. The film will hit the theatres on 10th April 2020.