Rajiv Verma is a fitness coach who has trained Ranveer Singh for ’83 and is currently training Shahid Kapoor for his role in Jersey. Both the actors are portraying ace cricketers on screen and have required some intense training in the sport. While Shahid Kapoor has played Gully cricket, Ranveer Singh had to start his training from scratch to play Kapil Dev on screen. Their fitness coach, Rajiv Verma has recently opened up about their training respectively.
Rajiv reveals that even though Ranveer Singh did some research on the game, he was a total beginner and not only did they have to teach him the sport from scratch, they also had to make sure that he imbibed Kapil Dev perfectly. As for Shahid, he has played gully cricket but is required to play the role of a professional cricketer who could have played for team India.
The film will be seeing a 12-year leap, and they have shot for the older version of Shahid who is 36 years old and will now move on to the younger version of his character.
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