Pankaj Tripathi joins Ranveer Singh’s winning team in '83 as team manager Man Singh


Ranveer Singh starrer '83 has one more addition to the stellar cast. Pankaj Tripathi has joined the team of the Kabir Khan’s biographical drama based on India's incredible 1983 cricket World Cup victory. Pankaj will play the role of PR Man Singh, the team’s manager.

The makers of the film took to Twitter to announce the news. The Tweet read "The man behind the champions, #ManSingh, will be played by Actor Extraordinaire @TripathiiPankaj"

Talking about the role and director Kabir Khan, Pankaj shared that he was always inspired and impressed by the latter's films. “He is one of my favourite directors and we met a couple of times but never got an opportunity to work together. Then one day, he called me to narrate the story of 83 and at certain points, it made me tear up,” Pankaj said.
Interestingly, Pankaj by his own admission has not watched the final match in which dark horse India beat team West Indies by 43 runs at Lords. The stellar actor intensively used to listen to the cricket commentary on the radio as he didn’t have a TV set at that point. “I must have been around eight or nine at the time but I did read about the win in the papers. It’s an inspiring story and I leapt at the opportunity to be a part of the film," he added.
For the unversed, Ranveer Singh has already started prepping up to play former Indian skipper Kapil Dev. The casting of the other cricket players will be announced soon.

[caption id="attachment_209019" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Ranveer Singh legendary crickter Kapil Dev[/caption]

Directed by Kabir Khan, the sports film is presented by Reliance Entertainment and Produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Kabir Khan.'83 tells the story of India's incredible 1983 cricket World Cup victory will release in April 2020.