This is why Ranveer Singh stopped hugging Pankaj Tripathi on 83 sets

first_imgPankaj Tripathi, who has been roped into play the manager of the Indian cricket team in the upcoming film 83, has returned to the film sets, despite battling an injury. The actor had fractured his ribs last month during his Scotland vacation.In an interview with Mid-Day, Pankaj revealed that the cast members of Kabir Khan’s directorial venture, including Ranveer Singh, are not hugging him.”Ranveer and the cast have stopped hugging me, fearing they will hurt will hurt me,” he said.”I have been advised against lifting weights, and making sudden movements. We also have a physiotherapist on the set to attend to my injury,” the 42-year-old actor added.Pankaj also told the newspaper that keeping his severe condition in mind, director Kabir is currently shooting scenes which are not physically demanding for him.Earlier, the Luka Chuppi actor had shared details about his preparations to essay the role of Man Singh – the manager.”I was good at bowling and fielding and I am hoping to brush up my batting skills while prepping for this film. I will also meet Man Singh ji and talk to him about his experiences. For now, I have been given some books and documents to refer to,” Pankaj told Mumbai Mirror.”I must have been around eight or nine at the time but I did read about the win in the papers. It’s an inspiring story and I leaped at the opportunity to be a part of the film,” he had revealed about why he couldn’t say no to 83.On the work front, Pankaj Tripathi has worked in films like Stree, Gangs of Wassyepur, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Newton, Masaan, Fukrey and Nil Battey Sannata, among many others.He was last seen on the big screen in Kissebaaz, earlier this year.In 83, Ranveer Singh will essay the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev. Deepika Padukone will play Ranveer’s wife. The multi-starrer film is set to hit the screens on April 10, 2020.ALSO READ | 83: Pankaj Tripathi joins Ranveer Singh as manager of winning World Cup teamALSO READ | Ranveer Singh’s 83 will now release in April 2020ALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone marries Ranveer Singh in Italylast_img

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