Jiiva to play the role of Kris Shrikkanth in ’83
Team Udayavani, Jan 12, 2020, 11:58 AM IST
Mumbai: Bollywood star Ranvir Singh took social media to share a photo of Kollywood actor Jiiva portraying the role of former Indian batsman Krishnamachari Srikkanth in his upcoming movie ’83 on Sunday, December 12
Ranvir added a photo of Jiiva playing an iconic shot of Srikkanth and wrote, “IT’S CHIKA, MACHA !!! The Swashbuckling South Indian Strokeplay Sensation!”
IT’S CHIKA, MACHA !!! The Swashbuckling South Indian Strokeplay Sensation! ??
Presenting @JiivaOfficial as #KrishnamachariSrikkanth! #ThisIs83@kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @Shibasishsarkar @madmantena #SajidNadiadwala @vishinduri @ipritamofficial @RelianceEnt @FuhSePhantom pic.twitter.com/adLPV70RAj
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) January 12, 2020
Twitteratis applauded the casting of the film as the appearance Jiiva seemed similar to former Indian batsman.
Real & Reel Life K.Srikhanth!
Uncanny resemblance @JiivaOfficial Sir!?
Must Applause!❤#83thefilm #KrisSrikanth #Jiiva #RanveerSingh pic.twitter.com/nBdGqWY9dX
— What Amma What is this Amma? (@Murads_Adi_) January 12, 2020
keep them coming Ranveer…looking forward to the film!
— Mandy G (@SupremeDipper72) January 12, 2020
This is some next level things ?❤️?
— Shivam #83′ Ranveerian❤️ (@Shivam_mishra69) January 12, 2020
Gully Boy star also announced actor Tahir Raj Bhasin will play the role of Little Master Sunil Gavaskar on January 11.
TAHIR RAJ BHASIN as The Little Master SUNIL GAVASKAR ??#ThisIs83 @TahirRajBhasin @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @Shibasishsarkar @madmantena #SajidNadiadwala @vishinduri @RelianceEnt @FuhSePhantom @NGEMovies @vibri_media @ZeeMusicCompany @PicturesPVR @83thefilm pic.twitter.com/5Ac29OzsHZ
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) January 11, 2020
Directed by Kabir Khan, ’83 is scheduled to release on April 10.
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