Pankaj Tripathi is currently in London for the shoot of his upcoming film, 83, that stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. ’83 is a biopic on Kapil Dev and news has arrived that Pankaj met with an accident and unfortunately, injured his ribs while riding a bike. Sharing some details about the incident, Pankaj told Mid-day,
“I am taking precautions by not lifting weights, no sudden and harsh movements to avoid stress on ribs, I am taking all the precautionary measurements. So that there is no pressure on my ribs. Even while shooting, the crew is taking care not to give me scenes or shots that require physical stress.”
He further shares,
“Ranveer being so close, friendly and electrifying, is also taking care of my health and greets me from a distance. On the set, there is a physiotherapist who is helping me out with my injury.”
He also revealed that owing to his injury, Ranveer and other co-stars have also stopped hugging him on sets.
“Ranveer and the cast have stopped hugging me, fearing they will hurt me,” said Pankaj Tripathi.
For those who are uninitiated, Pankaj is playing the role of former team India manager PR Man Singh. Pankaj had earlier shared that he was pretty much grabbed by the film’s script and its reading session was an emotional journey for him. These were his exact words,
“It was an emotional ride for me while going through the script. At some of the places I was in tears. I am really inspired with the whole journey of Kapil Dev. From when I heard the script, I was certain that I wanted to be a part of this film.”
This much-awaited film will make the silver screen debut on April 10, 2020. Helmed by Kabir Khan, ‘83, is a Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri, Kabir Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala, and Deepika Padukone joint production and a Reliance Entertainment presentation.