After Phantom Films, founded by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena, announced its closure, everyone wanted to know what would happen to projects which had already been announced by the production house, especially the Ranveer Singh starrer 83.
The good news is that now Kabir Khan’s film will be produced by Reliance Entertainment. 83 was supposed to be a joint venture between Phantom Films and Reliance Entertainment. But now that Phantom Films is no longer into existence, Reliance Entertainment has taken it upon itself to bankroll the much-awaited production all alone.
“Reliance is onboard this project. Along with the support of an experienced production house like mine, and with Kabir Khan managing the film, things are in control. Phantom’s internal issues will not affect it. The film will role as per schedule. We start shooting in India in December, which will be followed by a schedule in London from March to April next year.”
Ranveer Singh will be seen essaying the character of former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev in the movie. 83 tells the inspirational story of India’s 1983 World Cup victory in the game of cricket.