Popular South Indian actor Jiiva is to be part of the movie ’83 which is about India’s thrilling World Cup victory directed by talented Kabir Khan. It has been reported that Jiiva is to essay the role of Srikanth for which he has set about in real interest. He has been told to shed weight and get slim like the young Srikanth for which Jiiva will have to get rid of around 7 kilograms.
The movie being a cricket based on is already causing a buzz though it is scheduled for release only in 2020. Ranveer Singh plays the lead role as Kapil Dev. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is to play Ghavri and Ammy Virk is to play BS Sandhu.
With this movie Jiiva will make his Bollywood debut. Kabir Khan was insistent on getting a South Indian to play Srikanth’s role and thus the selection of Jiiva whose acting prowess is proven.