Boman Irani joins Ranveer Singh’s film 83 as Farokh Engineer

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 27, 2019UPDATED: August 27, 2019 12:43 IST Boman Irani to play Farokh Engineer in 83Boman Irani, who was last seen in the biopic PM Narendra Modi this year, has now joined Kabir Khan’s directorial venture 83. In the film, Boman will be essaying the role of former opening batsman and wicket-keeper of team India Farokh Engineer, who was also the only Indian commentator during 1983 World Cup match.Nadiadwala Grandson, the production banner owned by Sajid Nadiadwala, took to social media to announce Boman Irani’s collaboration in 83. “To the man that said that if India wins the World Cup in 83, it should be declared a national holiday!’ Presenting @bomanirani as #FarokhEngineer!” the official handle of the banner wrote.To the man that said that if India wins the World Cup in 83, it should be declared a national holiday! Presenting @bomanirani as #FarokhEngineer! @RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone #SajidNadiadwala @Shibasishsarkar @madmantena @vishinduri @83thefilm pic.twitter.com/uAY4mndIG3Nadiadwala Grandson (@NGEMovies) August 27, 2019Boman, who will play Farokh’s role in Ranveer Singh-starrer, is a big fan of former cricketer and his Instagram photo featuring the legendary cricketer is proof of it.In 2018, Boman took to his Instagram handle to post a photo with his “childhood hero” Farokh Engineer.”They say you must not meet your childhood heroes……Well, they are wrong! Charming, warm and humble is the legend that is Farokh Engineer,” Boman wrote in his caption.Ranveer Singh, who will essay the role of Kapil Dev, former captain of Indian cricket team during 1983 World Cup, took to Twitter to welcome his new co-star Boman Irani in the film. Both the actors will share screen space for the first time.”All-star arrival! One of the most remarkable people I have ever met. One of the finest actors I know..someone I admire immensely..He’s one in a million! A special gem of a person and a universally loved, colossal talent. The one and only BOMAN IRANI IS IN THE BUILDING!” Ranveer wrote.Ranveer’s wife Deepika Padukone will be playing Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia in Kabir Khan’s film.Apart from them, 83 will also star Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Harrdy Sandhu, Jiva, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, Dinker Sharma, Jatin Sarna, Nishant Dahiya, R Badree, Pankaj Tripathi and Zakir Hussain in key roles.Boman Irani was last seen in the Vivek Oberoi-starrer PM Narendra Modi, where he played the role of famous industrialist Ratan Tata. The film hit the screens on May 24 and clashed with Arjun Kapoor’s India’s Most Wanted at the box office.Apart from 83, Boman also has Drive, Made in China and Housefull 4 in his kitty.ALSO READ | Kapil Dev on Ranveer Singh’s 83: India was not ready to make sports films 20 years agoALSO READ | 83: Pankaj Tripathi joins Ranveer Singh as manager of winning World Cup teamALSO READ | Ranveer Singh’s 83 will now release in April 2020ALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in ItalyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Boman IraniFollow Ranveer SinghFollow Farokh Engineer Boman Irani joins Ranveer Singh’s film 83 as Farokh EngineerBoman Irani will be essaying the role of former opening batsman and wicket-keeper Farokh Engineer in the upcoming film 83.advertisement Nextlast_img read more