Tahir tells ETimes, “I wish Kapil Dev a speedy recovery and send the family love and strength during this trying time. We know he’s a fighter and will be back stronger than ever in no time.”
A few minutes back, Kabir Khan (director of ’83’) also said that Kapil will be alright in the next few days. Said Kabir, “Kapil sir is the heart of Indian cricket. This was a minor hiccup. Knowing him he will tee off onto a golf course very soon.”
After winning accolades for his negative role in ‘Mardaani’, Tahir is very excited about ’83’ and bet that he can’t wait for it now that the theatres have reopened to an extent. Not too long ago, Tahir had said in a statement, “I was looking forward to meeting the legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar to prepare for my role perfectly and I am ecstatic that the meeting happened at Lords where the Indian cricket team won the World Cup in ’83. It was incredible to spend an entire day with him exchanging notes about how I want to play the part on screen. It is a huge thrill and responsibility for me to play him and I wanted my preparation to be absolutely perfect. After meeting him, I feel much more confident about doing justice to my character.” If all goes well, ’83’ will hit theatres in X’mas this year.
’83’ stars Ranveer Singh in Kapil Dev’s role and chronicles India’s glorious victory in World Cup Cricket in the year 1983.
Kapil Dev, meanwhile, has undergone angioplasty in New Delhi. The nation waits with bated breath and wants Kapil to recover soonest. Kapil Dev came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on October 23 with a complaint of chest pain. He was evaluated and the angioplasty was performed in the middle of the night. Currently, he is admitted in the ICU under the close supervision of Dr Atul Mathur and his team.