By now it is an open secret that actor Jiiva is essaying the role of former ace cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth in Kabir Khan's Bollywood movie 83, a biopic of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, which has Ranveer Singh as the protagonist. The movie is based on the landmark win of the Indian Cricket team at the 1983 World Cup. Now the first look of the Ko actor has been revealed.
Talking about choosing Jiiva to play Srikkanth, Kabir Khan says, “After watching a few films of Jiiva, we could immediately feel his inherent enthusiasm. Jiiva being a cricketer himself in real life was yet another factor which made us get him on board. He took rigorous training, learning the traits of the legendary cricketer.”
On his Bollywood debut Jiiva says, “I am a cricket buff. I have played several local matches and even won some. When I got the opportunity to play ace cricketer Srikkanth and that too in my debut Hindi film, I was thrilled. I consider this a big honour.”
He considers working with Ranveer Singh “a beautiful experience” and says the actor “is a delight to spend time with.”
The sports film will be simultaneously released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi....