Kabir Khan has directed and written the script of Ranveer Singh starrer ’83 which is based on Indian cricket team’s world cup victory in 1983!
Amongst many other films, the relase of ’83 too has been postponed to an indefinite time. But the director-writer of the film, Kabir Khan has now revealed how it took him more than a year to just finalize the script.
Talking to Mumbai Mirror, he said, “I had 100 fantastic stories and I could pick only 25 from the mountain of material I had with me. That’s the reason it took me close to a year-and-a-half to finalise the script. The film is not just from the players’ point of view, but also that of the commentators and the spectators. There are several layers.”
Khan also revealed an interesting story of the team where they had to cancel their holiday plans. “Srikkanth, along with six other players, was all set to fly out as soon as the group stage ended. They were confident that India would be knocked out of contention soon. All seven had booked their tickets from Mumbai to New York via London. In Srikkanth’s words, ‘We will play the World Cup on the way to a holiday in the US’. Nobody, including the team, believed that we had a chance of making it to the semis, let alone the finals and lift the trophy,” narrated the director.
Earlier, there were rumours that the makers of ’83 are thinking of an OTT release for the film. However, the reports were dismissed by Reliance Entertainment.