Saqib Saleem all praise for Ranveer Singh over his co-operative gestures
New Delhi : Actor Saqib Saleem cannot stop himself from gushing about his co-star Ranveer Singh in the upcoming movie '83, based on the World Cup victory of Team India in 1983.
Ranveer Singh will be seen essaying the role of Kapil Dev, who captained India, Saqib will be seen in the character of Mohinder Amarnath. Amarnath, who was popularly known as Jimmy to teammates, was a close friend of Kapil.
During a press meet, Saqib said, "Ranveer is such an easy guy that we didn’t have to work on it. It just came so naturally because he is just a loving and open guy. He comes to you with arms open to hug you all the time, so he is that warm guy. I don’t think we had to work on that equation at all."
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Saqib added: "He made it very easy. I have to give him credit where it is due that he is one of the nicest and most co-operative co-stars anybody can work with. He is not only a good actor but he makes sure that the other actor also gives his 200 per cent. He always used to discuss scenes with other actors. So, he is very much alive in every scene and it really helped me while working with him."
Saqib interacted extensively with Jimmy Amarnath while preparing for his role. "I used to irritate him a lot. I have had long chats with him. When we were training in Dharamshala for 10 days so, Jimmy sir was there for a week. I would have one-on-one interactions with him from six in the morning till whenever he wanted to sleep. I could ask him any and everything under the sun," the actor recalled, while interacting with the media after having a cricket chat session in the women’s day week in Mumbai.
The upcoming movie also features Deepika Padukone Kapil’s wife Romi. Tahir Raj Bhasin is cast as Sunil Gavaskar while the film also features Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Nishant Dahiya, Jiiva and Sahil Khattar in other important roles.