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Cricket is the most-watched sport in the country. Cricketers are the only professionals in India who get media attention with ease. Like when they score a century, claim a hat-trick, create a record, involve in a titanic tussle, they hit the headlines for all the reasons. Cricket is deemed as a ‘religion’ in this country. There is no doubt that it’s the most-watched sport in India.

Indian cricketers get paid handsomely for representing the country and they are known to lead a luxurious life. Apart from earning in the international arena, they also get tonnes of bonuses from the cash-rich Indian Premier League. To put it in simple terms, earning money for them is as easy as a pie.

Cricketers also love to lead the team by the epitome of class. We just can’t judge their character based on their attitude on the field. They play with passion, pride, grit and determination to win games and in the process, some display sheer aggressiveness. But off the field, they are totally different people altogether.

How much did Kapil Dev charge from the makers of "83"? catch details

Meanwhile, the fans must have witnessed biopics of cricketers so far. The sports drama films include the likes of Sachin: A Billion Dreams, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Recently, the sport/drama film by the name of “83” has become a tremendous hit in the country.

The majority of the fans watched the movie and gave positive reviews. The film 83, starring the likes of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone received acclaim from critics globally.

The film portrays the incredible journey of the then-Indian team, skippered by Kapil Dev, as they won the World Cup for the first time in the year 1983. India beat West Indies to lift their first title. In the movies, Ranveer Singh plays Kapil Dev while his wife Deepika Padukone plays Romi Dev, Kapil Dev’s wife.

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Pankaj Tripathi (Team Manager Man Singh), Jiiva (Krishnamachari Srikkanth), Ammy Virk (Balwinder Sandhu), Tahir Raj Bhasin (Sunil Gavaskar), Dhairya Karwa (Ravi Shastri), Chirag Patil (Sandeep Patil), Sahil Khattar (Syed Kirmani), Saqib Saleem (Mohinder Amarnath), R Badree (Sunil Valson), Hardy Sandhu (Madan Lal), Addinath Kothare (Dilip Vengsarkar), Jatin Sarna (Yashpal Sharma), Nishant Dahiya (Roger Binny) and Dinker Sharma (Kirti Azad).

How much did Kapil Dev charge?

Considering the fact that “83” is based on a true story, the filmmakers had to buy the rights to make a movie about it and also pay a huge amount to ex-players. As per Bollywood Hungama, the producers paid Rs. 15 crores to former Team India players who were members of the 1983 World Cup-winning team.

It is to be noted that Kapil Dev received the largest portion of this sum. The report adds that the rest of the squad earned Rs 10 crore. Meanwhile, the former India captain Kapil Dev, who led the team to victory, received the maximum amount of Rs 5 crore.

“Before making the film it is important to acquire the rights of the subject and the individual stories of the players the film is based on, especially when it revolves around real-life people of incidents. Keeping this in mind, (makers) paid the original winning team of the 1983 World Cup approximately Rs 15 crore, while Kapil Dev walked away with the lion’s share of around Rs 5 crore for his go-ahead,” the source added.


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