It is a well-known fact that the men in Kabir Khan’s 83 got along like a house on fire. In fact, so much was the camaraderie on the set, that they would address each other as ‘Chicha’!Actor Sahil Khattar, who plays the role of wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani, in the film, says that this ‘Chicha’ business was quite contagious. “We used to all call each other Chicha on the set. In fact, Ranveer (Singh) and I used to do this with each other a lot! So much so that Kabir would often get angry that we were wasting time on the set! It was so much fun,” says Sahil. He posted a poster of himself on Insta and wrote, “Background music starts –
*Kiri Bhai Kiri Bhai ayva chhe…dhoom dhadaka lavya chhe*
Whoever coined the phrase “Catches win Matches” was obviously looking at the Super athletic “Syed Mujtaba Hussain Kirmani” diving away to glory. That’s why it’s also said “Is it a bird ? Is it a Plane ? No, It’s Syed Kirmani !!!”
While cricketing came naturally to me, wicket keeping was an alien skill, but all thanks to @inswingsandhu and the sporting background of Roller Hockey… That I could even come close to playing this enigmatic, sauve and stylish icon. Debuting with this film as the “Hawkeye Backbone of Team 83” is a dream come true as it doesn’t get bigger than this 🏏
Background Music Stops 😉“
In fact, we happened to spot Ranveer referring to Sahil as Chicha on one of Sahil’s posts on Instagram too. Sahil had posted the poster of 83 and Ranveer commented “Chicchaaaaaa aawo!!!! “.
By their pictures on social media, it’s quite evident that this set was quite the madhouse. We can’t wait for this one to hit screens!