Vastavam web: Filmmaker Kabir Khan said the Indian cricket team of the 1983 changed the face of the game completely and it will be a great responsibility for him to portray that on screen.Kabir’s next directorial “’83” is based on India’s first World Cup win in 1983.”Once in a lifetime you get a story when every pore of your body screams to tell the story. This is that story in my life. This is a story which should never be forgotten,” Kabir told reporters here.
Kabir said when he saw the cricket team’s win, he did not realise how big it is going to be.”When I was watching this match as a young boy, I didn’t realise the implication of the win. I didn’t realise cricket was going to change forever from that day.”That day in 1983, when these gentlemen were being paid 16 pounds a day as daily allowance in London, because of them cricket changed and today (Rs) 16,000 crore are being paid for TV rights. That’s what these people did.” “I was born into a time when cricket was the number one sport in our country, it was the biggest thing and I never knew the back story. When Kabir Khan told me I am making a film on 1983 I was like finally the greatest sport story is coming into screen,” Ranveer said.
“It came as a huge surprise to me when Kabir sir started narrating me the story. It was so surprising to learn the odds against which these gentlemen had to fight for the greatest sports triumph. More than a great sports story it’s a great human story. It is exciting and surreal for me,” he added.The film is being backed by Vishnu Vardhan Induri of Vibri Media and founder of CCL, along with Phantom Films.