India, Oct. 9 -- When in July this year, the first look of Ranveer Singh from 83 (as former cricketer Kapil Dev) was unveiled, fans couldn't help but marvel at the striking similarity. As Simmba, Ranveer was seen in a bulkier avatar and in Gully Boy, he was lean guy from Dharavi's slums. So how did the change happen?

In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, Rajiv Mehra, a consultant and assistant to former cricketer Balwinder Sandhu, who coached Kabir Khan's team, shared details. Not only did the group of actors have to hone their cricketing skills, they also had to grasp the nuances of their respective characters.

Revealing that the training sessions began in?August last year, he said: "Everyone was aware about their characters but ge...