According to a report, Vijay Devarkonda has been approached to play cricketer Krishnamachari Srikanth.

Vijay Devarakonda to make his Bollywood debut in Ranveers upcoming sports drama
Flix Tollywood Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 18:38

Actor Ranveer Singh is gearing up for his next, which will be a sports-drama titled 83. The film which will be based on the Indian cricket team’s world cup victory in 1983, is being directed by Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh has been signed up to play the Indian cricket team captain, Kapil Dev, who steered the team to victory in a match that was held in England and Wales.

According to a report from Indian Express, Vijay Devarkonda has been approached to play cricketer Krishnamachari Srikanth, who is also part of 1983's men-in-blue team. Earlier there were reports that Allu Arjun has been approached for the same role. The director is reportedly roping in other stars to play the rest of the team members.

Vijay topped the year with successive hits such as Geetha Govindam and Taxiwala.

He has inked a deal to star in the trilingual Dear Comrade. Vijay Devarakonda will be playing a student leader with a communist background while Rashmika will be seen as cricketer playing for Telangana state.

Recently, the young actor expressed his desire to act in the direction of Bollywood’s off-beat filmmaker Vasan Bala. There are also reports that Karan Johar may bankroll a film with Vijay Devarakonda and Jhanvi Kapoor in the lead. Jhanvi Kapoor, daughter of producer Boney Kapoor and late actor Sridevi, had reportedly told in an interview that she would like to work with the Arjun Reddy star Vijay Devarakonda.

The star is riding high on success with his consecutive films turning out to be smash hits. His Arjun Reddy was phenomenal hit following which its remake rights in different languages were sold out like hot cakes.

In the Hindi version, Shahid Kapoor is reprising the role done by Vijay Devarakonda while Tara Sutaria will be reprising the role done by Shalini Pandey in the original version. It will be Vikram’s son Dhruv in the Tamil remake which is slated for February 2019 release.

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