Here’s How Much Kapil Dev Charged From The Makers Of “83”

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Cricket is unquestionably the most popular sport in India. When you add in the team’s great victories, the supporters are even more enthralled. As a result, the 1983 film, which was released in theatres on December 24, was a huge hit with the public.

The film 83, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, has received acclaim from critics globally, with onlookers ecstatic to witness the journey of an exceptional team that defied all obstacles to write history. The film chronicles the extraordinary journey of the then-Indian team, led by Kapil Dev, as they won the World Cup for the first time in 1983. In the film, Ranveer Singh plays Kapil Dev, while his wife Deepika Padukone plays Romi Dev, Kapil Dev’s wife.

83 starcast includes, Pankaj Tripathi (Team Manager Man Singh), Jiiva (Krishnamachari Srikkanth), Ammy Virk (Balwinder Sandhu), Tahir Raj Bhasin (Sunil Gavaskar), Dhairya Karwa (Ravi Shastri), Chirag Patil (Sandeep Patil), Sahil Khattar (Syed Kirmani), Saqib Saleem (Mohinder Amarnath), R Badree (Sunil Valson), Hardy Sandhu (Madan Lal), Addinath Kothare (Dilip Vengsarkar), Jatin Sarna (Yashpal Sharma), Nishant Dahiya (Roger Binny) and Dinker Sharma (Kirti Azad) will also be seen playing crucial roles in this film.

Considering 83 is based on a true tale, the filmmakers had to acquire the rights to make a film about it, as well as pay a significant sum to former cricketers to get their side of the story. According to sources, the producers have paid an amount of Rs. 15 crores to former Indian cricketers who were members of the 1983 World Cup-winning side, with Kapil Dev receiving the largest portion of this sum.

According to Bollywood Hungama, the film’s producers paid Rs 15 crore to the genuine 1983 World Cup-winning team for 83. While the rest of the squad earned Rs 10 crore, former India captain Kapil Dev, who led the team to victory, received the highest amount of Rs 5 crore.

By quoting a report, the source said,

“Before making the film it is important to acquire the rights of the subject and the individual stories of the players the film is based on, especially when it revolves around real-life people of incidents. Keeping this in mind, (makers) paid the original winning team of the 1983 World Cup approximately Rs 15 crore, while Kapil Dev walked away with the lion’s share of around Rs 5 crore for his go-ahead.”

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The West Indians were the clear favourites to win the 1983 World Cup, and everyone expected them to do so for the third time in a row, given they had won the previous two World Cups (1975 and 1979) and was playing well at the time. The Indian team, on the other hand, made history by defeating the West Indies in the finals and winning the country’s first-ever cricket World Cup.

The film 83 recounts what transpired behind the scenes at the 1983 World Cup. It’s an opportunity to bring devoted cricket fans closer to a particular team’s exceptional win. As a result, the Ranveer Singh starrer has found a place in the hearts of the viewers.

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