Ranveer Singh’s ’83 released on OTT platforms on Tuesday and all cricket enthusiasts have since been streaming the dramatic adaptation of India’s historic win in the 1983 World Cup.
As the film trends at No 1 on Pakistani Netflix, a particular scene has caught the attention of viewers, leaving many, amused. The scene depicts a friendly interaction between the Indian cricket team captain, Kapil Dev and Pakistan’s Imran Khan. While Pakistanis loved the warm encounter, they couldn’t help but crack jokes about the younger version of their current ‘handsome’ Prime Minister.
Sharing a picture of the curly-haired actor playing Khan in the Bollywood film, a user took to Twitter and shared, “Imran khan’s appearance in India’s ‘83 movie is so embarrassing. This is an unjust decision.”
Another user shared that they are “personally offended” and called the casting choice a “real crime” against the PM.
Another chimed in and said that they “might have screamed” after seeing Khan in the cricket drama.
However, regardless of the representation, they were proud of seeing the cricketer avatar of the politician in the film.