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Jatin Sarna aka Bunty from Sacred Games to play Yashpal Sharma in Ranveer Singh's '83

Published Apr 2, 2019, 3:17 pm IST
Updated Apr 2, 2019, 3:20 pm IST
The film would be Ranveer Singh's first trilingual film to be made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Jatin Sarna.
 Jatin Sarna.

Mumbai: Creating waves with his one-liners in the much acclaimed Sacred Games, Jatin Sarna's character Bunty became a household name, now the actor is all set to present yet another memorable role as he steps into the shoes of Yashpal Sharma in the much-anticipated '83.

Directed by Kabir Khan, the sports drama will unfold one of the biggest and most celebrated events in the history of Indian Cricket, as it brings to the screen the World Cup victory of 1983. Leaving fans excited with every update, the makers have been announcing the additions to the film team regularly.


As Jatin Sarna joins the cast of the film, he said, "Well honestly I am a fan of him since New York and other films which he did. The kind of sensibility and entertainment he serves in his movies always grown this desire in me to work with him."

"I am glad I got this opportunity to work with him that too on such a subject which larger than life and close to every Indian. Plus my love for cricket and dream of becoming one is also going to fulfil," the 'Sacred Games' actor added.

Further speaking about the character in '83, Jatin shared, "Now on playing Yashpal Sharma was something I never imagined. I was given Madan Lal's part for an audition but it didn't work out. Though the audition went fantastic and they liked it too. But hardy is playing it now and Yashpal came to me which is eventually more interesting with the fact that most people don't know his story and journey. Actually, India's 83 win journey starts from Yashpal's fantastic knock against West Indies in the very first match which laid the stone of bigger win and the consistency he maintained throughout by playing an important role in all the matches."


The movie '83 has already been creating a lot of buzzes ever since the announcement of its making as it is based on one of the most historic events related to Indian cricket.

Tracing the historic victory of 1983 world cup, Kabir Khan's upcoming directorial will star Ranveer Singh as the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team Kapil Dev. The film '83 would be Ranveer Singh's first trilingual film to be made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Earlier, the makers hosted an event to announce the film along with the entire former team that lifted the world cup in 83.


Shouldered by the then captain Kapil Dev, who led the Indian cricket team to it's maiden World Cup win, 1983's World Cup stays to be one of the most etched events in the minds of the cricket fans.

While Ranveer Singh will play the lead, the film is already backed by a powerful support cast as Men in Blue which includes Ammy Virk as Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani, Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikanth and Pankaj Tripathi as manager PR Man Singh, Tahir Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, R Badree and Addinath M. Kothare are the recent additions to it.