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Actor Jiiva To Play Krishnamachari Srikkanth in 83, Confirmed

Actor Jiiva To Play Krishnamachari Srikkanth in 83, Confirmed
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Ranveer Singh starring 83, which chronicles the hardwon battle on cricket field by the Indian team, just got one more stunning superstar Jiiva in a pivotal role

Ranveer Singh starring 83, which chronicles the hard-won battle on cricket field by the Indian team, just got one more stunning superstar Jiiva in a pivotal role.

Directed by Kabir Khan, the film has Ranveer Singh reprising Kapil Dev in the film. Now, the latest addition to the cast of 83 is Tamil actor Jiiva. He has been roped in to play the role of Tamil Nadu-based cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth in the film.

The official handle of 83 just confirmed the news, it tweeted, “Tamil actor @Actorjiiva is bringing his charisma to the role of swashbuckling opening batsman, @KrisSrikkanth. #CastOf83 @RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk @RelianceEnt #MadhuMantena @vishinduri #Relive83”

Jiiva will be shedding 7 kilos for his part in the film and has already started his training under cricketer Chandu Border. According to sources, he has been watching videos of the veteran cricketer to learn the nuances of Srikkanth's batting and bowling style.

The Kavalai Vendam actor revealed that he's excited to reprise Kris Srikkanth's role in 83.

He shared, "I am avid cricket buff. I have played several local matches and even been in winning teams. When I got the opportunity to play ace cricketer Srikkanth and that too in my debut Hindi film, I was thrilled. I consider this as a big honour. I am looking forward to the day when I stand in front of the camera for 83."

According to Jiiva, the shooting of 83 will be held in London for 100 days.

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