Recently, there was speculation that actor Vijay Deverakonda of Arjun Reddy fame has been approached to play a crucial role in a Bollywood film, 83, which is based on the famous 1983 World Cup. Now, we hear that, the makers have finalised actor Jiiva for the same role, that of a cricketer.
A source says that Jiiva will play the role of Krishnamachari Srikkanth, a popular cricketer from Tamil Nadu. “It’s true that Vijay Deverakonda was initially approached to play the role of Srikkanth. However, due to date issues he couldn’t take up the project. The makers have approached Jiiva now, and he has also expressed his interest to be a part of this project.” We also hear that Jiiva has already started preparing for the role and he will join the sets of during first week of March. Directed by Kabir Khan, Ranveer Singh plays the lead in the film.