Feb 05, 2019
1983 World Cup. India had won it in style under the dynamic leadership of Kapil Dev. Sandeep Patil was also a part of this team. Sandeep scored 27 runs in the final.
36 years later Sandeep’s son, Chirag, plays the role of his father’s real life in the upcoming movie ’83’.
The casting of Kabir Khan’s ambitious sports movie ’83’, based upon India’s historic victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, is on full swing. A number of names have emerged. The most surprising name is Chirag Patil, the son of Sandeep Patil, who was an active member of the victorious team. Chirag will play his own father in the film.
Chirag said, “I am very excited about my role.”Team India becoming the World Champion in 1983, was the most cherished milestone in Indian cricket. On top of it Papa was also part of that team. I think I am the first actor. Who is playing his father on the screen himself.”
Kabir Khan is very careful about casting the film. Artists are being selected keeping in view of the personality of the players.
Sandeep: Congratulations to my son!
Former cricketer and India selector Sandeep Patil said, “I congratulate Chirag for giving me an opportunity to work with filmmaker Kabir Khan film. I will not go to the set, but I will teach him my signature shots to prepare for this role.”
Chirag has worked in 11 films since 2016. Chirag is acting in Marathi films. He never played professional cricket. On the other hand, Sandeep had made a film debut opposite Poonam Dhillon in director Vijay Singh’s ‘Kabhi Ajnabi The’ His teammate, Syed Kirmani was in the role of the villain.