Ranveer Singh thought he was ‘seeing a ghost’ when former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd walked onto 83 units

Actor Ranveer Singh spoke about experiencing a ‘spooky’ second on the units of his new movie 83, concerning the underdog Indian cricket crew’s victory on the 1983 World Cup. In a dialog Movie Companion, Ranveer, who performs former captain Kapil Dev within the movie, spoke about capturing the presentation ceremony and the way director Kabir Khan wished every part to be excellent. Nevertheless, proper when the shot was completely set, former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd marked his presence on the units. Clive led the 1983 West Indies crew.

“The presentation ceremony when they lift the trophy, we were at the Lords, shooting with the real cup. We are in this historic balcony where it happened all those years ago. Kabir sir was very particular about the presentation ceremony because these are the moving images that have been seen over and over again over the years. We had to get down to the T,” Ranveer stated, including, “Now, this morning, everybody is charged up. It is the presentation ceremony, we are going to do multiple cameras, one shot. Everybody there, even the 50-80 people on the balcony had to get their thing right. The boys are watching the footage 50, 80, 100 times just to get their timing right. Each thing. Everything is set up. Suddenly, the West Indies captain Clive Lloyd walked down on the set. We were shooting the ceremony. He was standing on that balcony. We were like, ‘Are we seeing a ghost?’ Nobody expected this. We were like. ‘What is Clive Lloyd doing?’ So, Clive Lloyd, in the flesh, walks on that morning to the set. He is sitting with Kabir sir watching the recreation of the presentation.”

In an earlier interview, Kabir Khan additionally spoke about Lloyd’s shock go to to the units. Recalling the second, Khan remembered how Lloyd turned down his provide to watch the scene extra intently. “I remember when were shooting the climax where the World Cup is handed over to Kapil Dev. We were on the same balcony at the Lords, in the same spot recreating the moment after many years. And at that moment, Clive Llyod walked in and sat beside me. I asked the living legend if he wanted to move closer to the shooting space. With a straight face, he replied, ‘Do you want me to see the Cup given way the second time?’ (laughs). And then as we were just about to roll, two women walked in with a trolley with something covered in a velvet cloth. As they unveiled it, we saw it was the original 83 World Cup that they brought from the museum. So what you see in the film is the same cup that Kapil and his Devils won,” Khan informed indianexpress.com.


Ranveer additionally spoke concerning the unusual expertise of capturing the presentation scene. “They call out the name, I start walking. I know the choreography of this shot. I know this is exactly how it happened in real. I took the trophy in my hand. Forgot the envelope, took it. Went to the boys, I lifted the cup. I cannot tell you. I had this one spooky moment during Bajirao Mastani and now, this. When I lifted that cup, I was tripping. I could hear cheering, could see flags waving. I felt some kind of… that moment was unforgettable,” he stated, including that proper after the lower was referred to as, there was pin-drop silence for some time and shortly the actors noticed one another crying. “We all just started crying. I was crying, Saqib was crying, Kabir was crying. The boys huddled together and we wept. In that moment, we relived that moment. It was just overwhelming. These sort of experiences I will never forget in my life.”

Ranveer concluded by saying that in his decade-long profession, he has by no means felt this type of euphoria round a movie. 83, directed by Kabir Khan, launched on December 24.


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