The recently-released movie 83 has certainly brought nostalgia among cricket fans all over the country as they get to witness the historic World Cup triumph of 1983 on the big screen. But more than the fans, the film is even more special for the legendary cricketers who have got an opportunity to re-live their memorable journey.
While Ranveer Singh has been praised widely for his performance as Kapil Dev in the movie, there is no doubt that all the other actors have been equally impressive, if not more. From Jiiva’s portrayal of K Srikkanth to Jatin Sarna playing the role of late Yashpal Sharma, the acting has been sensational.
A heartwarming moment between real and reel Jimmy!
Similarly, Saqib Saleem (who played the role of Mohinder Amarnath) was also simply outstanding. The former Indian all-rounder played a very crucial role in the mega event 38 years back and Saleem left no stones unturned to re-create his masterclass on the big screen.
From his batting style to bowling action, the actor delivered a flawless performance. While the fans praised him for his acting, Saleem got the biggest validation when Mohinder Amarnath presented him with his red handkerchief (his famous lucky charm) after watching the actor in 83.
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The actor can be seen hugging the former cricketer as he receives praise from Amarnath. He shared the video of the same on his Instagram account with a heartwarming caption where he stated, “The biggest validation I could have asked for. To get the red handkerchief from the legend himself after he saw the film. ”
“Thank you Jimmy Sir for letting me in your life and thank you to my director @kabirkhankk for believing in me that I could be his Jimmy ❤️,” the actor added.
Towards the end of the video, Mohinder Amarnath can also be seen singing a famous Punjabi song ‘Naah’ with Harrdy Sandhu while also appreciating the singer-actor for his brilliant portrayal of Madan Lal in the movie.