Coronavirus bowls out release of Kapil Dev’s biopic ‘83’

By: News Desk      Published: 11:14 AM, 20 Mar, 2020
Coronavirus bowls out release of Kapil Dev’s biopic ‘83’

Ranveer Singh’s ‘83’, which was set to release on April 10, has got postponed due to coronavirus fears. 

The makers of the much-awaited biopic of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev issued a statement on Friday (March 20) and said that they have decided to put the release of ‘83’ on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Taking to twitter and Instagram, the actor issued a statement which reads, “83 is not just our film but the entire nation’s film. But the health and safety of the nation always come first. Stay safe, take care. We shall be back soon.”

“In the wake of the risks posed by the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the growing health concerns, the release of ‘83’ has been put on hold. We will make a decision regarding the next course of action once the conditions return to normal. We urge our fans to take all the necessary precautions and take care of their loved ones. 83 is a film about fighting the odds and we hope we all will bounce back from this soon,” the statement read.

83, directed by Kabir Khan, revolves around India's historic victory at 1983 Cricket World Cup, where the team defeated West Indies under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.

Former cricketer Balvinder Singh Sandhu trained Ranveer and other team members for the film.