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Always wanted to be part of a film that would bring sense of national pride: Ranveer on '83'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

is all geared up to bring on celluloid the story of India's first victory through "83" and the says he always wanted to be part of a film that would have national pride as its theme.

Ranveer says he is aware about the fact that doing "83" comes with a certain level of responsibility but he feels lucky to have been chosen to bring this story on the big screen.

"It is important part of our sports history and history as a nation, our first win and it had put us on top of the world, stamped our presence on the map.

"I always wanted to be part of a film where the take away would be that sense of national pride. The story of underdogs' triumph is completely lost. There is a whole generation that needs to know and I am happy to be fronting it," Ranveer told

"83" will trace the story of Indian skipper (played by Ranveer), who led the Indian team to victory in the 1983

"For me to be playing is a huge deal. He is a legend in the truest sense. He commands such respect in the fraternity and has a vast fan following."

Ranveer said he was blown away by the shared with him while narrating the script and believes it is important to tell the story to the world.

"I had no idea this how we won our first World Cup. They were a complete bunch of underdogs that nobody believed in and they fought and had the ultimate victory. It is a human story," he said.

As a part of the preparation for the film, Kabir and Ranveer recently visited the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground to watch the test match between and England.

The sports drama produced by Phantom Films, of Vibri Media, Reliance Entertainment and Films, is slated to release on April 10, 2020.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 14:00 IST