Did You Know Arjun Kapoor Was First Choice For Kabir Singh And 83?; Read Here!

There are always those iconic roles that you can’t imagine any other actor playing on the big screen. Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh and Ranveer Singh in Kapil Dev’s biopic 83 played such roles. But did you know that Arjun Kapoor was the first choice for both Kabir Singh and 83?

In 2017, Arjun opened up about not being able to play cricket legend Kapil Dev in Kabir Khan’s 83. Before Ranveer, it was Arjun who was on the makers’ list of choice. However, it was Ranveer who ended up acting and it turned out well.

When Arjun was asked if he was disappointed to be replaced by Ranveer in 83, he told the media, “I don’t think it’s a question to answer because primarily it is not something I am doing. There are too many facets and factors when people are affiliated and names are put to films, a lot of misunderstanding happens. It’s not the correct place and time.” He also said that it would be unfair for him to belittle and talk about the film.

In 2020, Arjun had talked about being considered for Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s directorial Kabir Singh. He said that while the producers had him in mind for the lead role, the director had already committed the role to Shahid Kapoor.

Arjun said, “It did not reach that stage where I could chose or not. When the rights were being acquired by (producers) Ashwin (Varde) and Murad (Khetani), who made Mubarakan, they acquired keeping me in mind. Sandeep Vanga, the director had met Shahid and he had seen the film before and they decided to do the film together.”

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