Ranveer Singh’s 83 is amongst the anticipated upcoming projects. The movie scheduled for an April 10th 2020 release, has unveiled another member of the cast. Punjabi singer and actor, Ammy Virk is all set to make big Bollywood debut in this Kabir Khan directorial.
After locking Ranveer Singh to play Kapil Dev, Ammy Virk is chosen to play fast bowler Balvinder Singh Sandhu, who took a crucial wicket of Gordon Greenidge in the world cup final match.
Release date finalised: 10 April 2020… #83TheFilm is Ranveer Singh and director Kabir Khan’s first collaboration… Makers will announce the entire cast soon… Presented by Reliance Entertainment… Produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri and Kabir Khan. pic.twitter.com/gtVOoPNLVO
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Ammy Virk is known for his roles in Nikka Zaildar, Qismat and Angrej, in the Punjabi film industry.
Madhu Mantena, co-producer of 83, who is glad to have Ammy as a part the cast, said, “We are in the process of casting and will rope in actors from film industries across India in the true spirit of the film”, reports Mumbai Mirror.
83 is to be shot in four months, from May to August.
Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk, who has featured in romantic-comedy films like Nikka Zaildar 2 and Sat Shri Akaal England, says it’s tough for experimental movies in his language to create fireworks at the box office.
Punjabi artistes like Gurdas Maan, Diljit Dosanjh, Harbhajan Mann and Gippy Grewal are singers as well as actors. Asked about the common combination of singing and acting in Punjab, Ammy told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai: “We have a strong fan following. So when we enter movies, it becomes a bit easy to promote ourselves and the films.”