Actor Jiiva, who has forayed into Bollywood with a pivotal role in Ranveer Singh’s upcoming sports drama 83, has showered lavish praise on the Gully Boy actor.
Actor Jiiva says, “I have been passionate about cricket right from my childhood much alike films. When this offer to play the role of legendary cricket Krishnamachari Srikanth sir happened, I was completely in ‘frozen-breathless’ mode. Well, there’s a saying ‘You can’t be passionate about two things at the same time’, but for me being an avid cricketer and an actor, I now feel this myth is broken. Of course, to play the role of an icon who made cricket familiar to the street levels is a boon to me. I thank director Kabir, producers and everyone in the team for banking their trust on me and giving me quality time to prepare for the role. Working with Ranveer Singh, one of the talented actors of Indian industry was a beautiful experience. I always prefer staying beside the cool and energetic people and Ranveer Singh is a delight to work and spend time with. I am keeping fingers crossed that our people here will definitely enjoy watching the film and appreciate my performance. Personally, ‘83’ will be a remarkable film catering towards the interests of audiences spanning across 4 decades. Well, for the ones from 80s, it would be reliving the glorious moment of world cup and for others who couldn’t witness it LIVE, this will offer them to travel back in time and enjoy it.”
83 will be simultaneously releasing in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi on April 10, 2020.