The team of Ranveer Singh starrer ’83 has officially begun their shooting schedule. The team members, who had been training for their respective roles, left for the first shooting schedule reportedly in London.
Sharing a picture of the ‘men in blue’, the official Twitter handle of ’83 wrote: “It’s game time. #83SquadOnTheMove The journey begins.” In the picture, we can see Ranveer (Kapil Dev), Harrdy Sandhu (Madan Lal) and Saqib Saleem (Mohinder Amarnath) among others. The film also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin (Sunil Gavaskar), Ammy Virk (Balwinder Sandhu), Tamil actor Jiiva (Krishnamachari Srikkanth) and Sahil Khattar (Syed Kirmani).
Tamil actor Jiiva, who is known for his critically acclaimed films like Ram and Kattrathu Tamizh, is all set to make his debut in Hindi cinema with Ranveer Singh’s ’83, a film about the victory of the Indian cricket team at the 1983 World Cup. While Ranveer Singh plays then Indian team skipper Kapil Dev’s role, Jiiva will be seen as the aggressive batsman Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Earlier, it was rumoured that Telugu actor Vijay Devarakonda has been approached to play Srikkanth’s role.
However on seeing the group picture of the movie crew, we can see Actor Jiiva missing in it. One of the fan who witnessed it tagged Jiiva and asked about his whereabouts in the picture.
— வெள்ள சட்ட…. (@iam_sallu) May 28, 2019
This tweet grabbed the attention of the actor who immediately replied by writing “Vittutu poitannga ba!” (They left me pal!) in a humorous way. Here’s the tweet of Jiiva :
Vittutu poitannga ba! https://t.co/Dfy9bTcyzQ
— Jiiva (@Actorjiiva) May 29, 2019
This tweet irked his fans and followers who asked him to walk out of the film. Many stated that they have planned to watch the movie only because of Jiiva’s existence in the movie as Srikanth. Check out some of the main reactions here :
என்னது 😾😾😾 pic.twitter.com/ARy5AdpU4W
— Vijay DevaraKonda™(MSD)🔥 (@rowdy_offl1) May 29, 2019
Yedde seruppe naaye!
— Ganesh Aadhithya (@GAadhithya) May 29, 2019
Ungala mathikatha movie la theivaseithu nadikathinga plzzz @Actorjiiva
— vikyking16 (@Manikandan1617) May 29, 2019
…. I was gonna watch the movie because you were in it… 😭😭
— Srilakshmi Elumalai (@Srilakshmi_E) May 29, 2019
U still in the movie bro ??? Sollunga …ungalakaga pakalam nu irrunden
— @kiranvenk (@kiranvenky1) May 29, 2019
Sir! What do u mean? R u part of it or not now? Was so exited to see in the film!
— Sathish V (@sathishsrivats) May 29, 2019
Anna ungalkaga than tamilnadu he padam papanga anna 💪🏻❤️
— Surenthar raj film boy🎥🎬 (@dhanuraj2807) May 29, 2019
Yaru da jiva va vitutu ponathu 😡
— Sanjay Raja (@SanjayR01882492) May 29, 2019
Jiiva might have missed the shoot due to his hectic schedule in tamil movies. It is recently reported that the actor has just now wrapped up his upcoming Kollywood film Seeru. He will be joining the team of “83” probably in the next 2-3 days.
Directed by Kabir Khan of Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame, ’83 is being jointly produced by Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films, and Vibri Media. The film, which was earlier scheduled to release on 5 April, has been now slated to release on 30 August.