Arjun Kapoor was to play Kapil Dev but Phantom films decided to rope Ranveer Singh?

Oct 13 2018 05:02 PM
Arjun Kapoor was to play Kapil Dev but Phantom films decided to rope Ranveer Singh?

By looking at the current trend it can be said that Biopic are doing good business at box office, therefore nowadays filmmakers are focusing on biopic only. The success rate of the biopics in India is quite good and it is getting better. This year Sanjay Dutt’s biopic Sanju has proved block buster and earned overwhelming response from the audience. In this wake of biopics, director Kabir Khan has announced the biopic on cricketer Kapil Dev.

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Recently, Ek tha Tiger director Kabir khan has announced that actor Ranveer Singh will the role in his coming film. The film has is to be based on Kapil Dev and the iconic World Cup win of the Indian Cricket Team in 1983 in which Kapil Dev lead the team India. All may be excited to watch Ranveen Singh Playing Kapil Dev but the interesting news is that Ranveer Singh was not the first choice but it was Arjun Kapoor who offered this role first.

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Now, there is report that earlier Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan was to direct the film and he approached Arjun Kapoor and the actor gave his nod instantly but Phantom decided to rope in Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev and made Kabir Khan as the director of the film. The film is slated to release on April 10, 2020.

 

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