India’s Cricket World Cup win in 1983 will have an official biopic.
Vishnu Induri, founder of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) has joined hands with Phantom Films to produce the film which will go on the floors in March 2017.
The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the 1983 cricket team for an official biopic of their journey to winning what was India’s first Cricket World Cup.
As per this MoU, the producers will get to use the actual names of the players as well as use real incidents from their lives.
“The Journey of the 1983 team is a story of inspiration which proves that one can achieve anything if they aim for it and work for it no matter what the world thinks,” former Indian captain Kapil Dev said in the statement.
“We are super excited about making of the 1983 movie and it’s a huge responsibility on our shoulders to get it right as we don’t get to tell stories like this often,” read a joint statement issued by Induri and Phantom Film’s Madhu Mantena.
According to a report by BollywoodLife.com, the film will be made by famous director Anurag Kashyap and young Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor is expected to play the role of Indian skipper Kapil Dev.
India won the 1983 Cricket World Cup after beating the two times defending champions the West Indies in a pulsating final at the Lords Cricket Ground.