Vijay Deverakonda, one of the most talked about actors of the Telugu film industry, was recently offered a role in the upcoming Bollywood flick, 83. This movie is based on the legendary cricketer, Kapil Dev. Vijay was offered the role of Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who is a close associate of Kapil Dev. However, the actor politely turned down the offer.
Now, this key role is being offered to Jiiva, the actor who shot to fame with his Telugu movie, Rangam (Ko in Tamil.) Jiiva is now going to feature in 83, directed by Kabir Khan.
Ranveer Singh will play the role of Kapil Dev in 83 and . Vishnu Induri and Madhu Mantena are producing this Kabir Khan directorial.
Jiiva is currently busy with his projects, Kee and Gorilla, which are gearing up to release in the year 2019. While Kee is featuring Nikki Galrani and Anaika Soti as the female leads, Gorilla is featuring Shalini Pandey.