Magical! When cricket meets cinema...
No lover of cricket can forget India's unexpected win in 1983 Prudential World Cup.
Now, Bollywood is all set to take us back to that historic moment as Kabir Khan prepares to direct Relive 83, based on the 1983 World Cup.
Ranveer Singh will play the then captain of Team India, Kapil Dev.
The team that played that unforgettable series was there to cheer the film's launch.
They grooved with Ranveer, posed for pictures and had a lovely time.
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Ranveer poses with his director, Kabir.
'I feel honoured and privileged to be part of this film,' Ranveer posts on Instagram. 'One of the greatest underdog stories of all time - finally coming to the silver screen. What a day it's been. To have met our sporting heroes in the flesh and be regaled by their stories - full of nostalgia, humour, emotion...a truly unforgettable event. Im filled with a sense of responsibility and committed to making a film that the entire nation can be proud of. The greatest Indian sports story will now get its deserved cinematic glory! It's time to #Relive83. may God bless our endeavour. Thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity @KabirKhan. Lets do this!'
Former cricketers Kirti Azad, Balwinder Sandhu, Mohinder Amarnath, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Kapil Dev and Krishnamachari Srikkanth pose with the director.
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Ranveer matches steps with Srikkanth.
And gives Mohinder Amarnath a hug.
Ranveer seems moved by former middle order batsman Yashpal Sharma's speech.
The casting for the rest of the film is in progress.
Sandeep Patil takes center stage and Ranveer is mesmerised.
Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad looks like he's enjoying the mad antics of Ranveer and Gaurav Kapur, the evening's host.
Ranveer greets Roger Binny, who was also part of the 1983 team.
Madan Lal has some memories to share as Ranveer and Gaurav watch on.
Ranveer gives Balwinder Sandhu a bear hug as Sandeep Patil looks on.
Sandeep Patil gets clicked with his wife Deepa, son Chirag and daughter-in-law Sana.
Vikramaditya Motwane of Phantom, who are co-producing the film, drops by.
Mini Mathur makes sure to attend her husband Kabir's film launch.
Maria Goretti , whose husband Arshad Warsi will soon be see in Golmaal Again, goes Indo-western for the event.
This one is for keeps!
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar and Ranveer Singh/Instagram