The film ’83’ is releasing on Friday (24 December). The story of this film is based on India’s victory in the 1983 World Cup. Ranveer Singh is playing the role of team captain Kapil Dev in this film. Several other Bollywood stars are also playing the roles of other team members.
Actor Tahir Bhasin, who played important roles in the films Mardaani and Chhichhore, is also a part of the 83 team. He is playing the role of the legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar. However, the World Cup 83 was not very good for Gavaskar. But his advice came in handy in the team.
Sunil Gavaskar praised Tahir and said, ‘He stood by me. Suddenly I saw someone who looked like me standing beside me. He stood just as I used to stand. And then I realized that I am playing the character.
Talking to India Today, Gavaskar said that he is very impressed with Bhasin’s acting. He said that he had only seen one day’s shoot and had spoken to Bhasin a little.
Gavaskar said, ‘She did a wonderful job. What I have seen a little bit, I saw a day’s shoot. I was there when the shot was taken, we had a little talk.’
Gavaskar also said that I wanted Bhasin to play aggressive shots in the film. He further said that he also used to bat aggressively.
“Not just tricks, he’s got things right,” he said. I just want to see how he plays the attacking shot. Remember, I didn’t just play defensive shots. I used to play aggressive shots too.
Bhasin said that he watched Sunil Gavaskar’s videos on YouTube for six months before the film started.
Bhasin said, ‘I have seen all the videos on YouTube. I saw him in slow motion because as an actor, you try and see what kind of work this guy does. After watching him for six months, I came to know that he walks like a tiger.