The shoes of Agra will be seen on the feet of the actors who play the players in the film 83. These shoes are designed by the designer of Tajnagri.
The film 83 on the Indian cricket team’s World Cup win in 1983 will see the shoes of Agra. The shoes of the players seen in the promo of the film 83 are designed by the shoe designer Devki Nandan Son of Agra and they were produced in Agra itself. The director of the film Kabir Khan had made 275 pairs of shoes from Agra. In the film too, only Devki Nandan Son’s shoes designed for the characters of Indian and West Indies cricket players will be seen.
In a conversation at the hotel near the Taj Mahal on Wednesday, Devaki Nandan Son told that former captain Kapil Dev had shown the shoes worn in the 1983 World Cup and said that such shoes should be shown in the film. Director Kabir Khan did not find such shoes in cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi etc. On this, director Kabir Khan contacted Devki Nandan Son of Agra and got him to design the shoes. Kabir Khan had produced a documentary on his life 25 years ago.
The shoes for the film were made by Jayprakash, Laxminarayan, Pancham Singh, Ansar, Chhotu, Ejaz, Bablu, Niranjan Singh under the direction of his son Kabir Nandan. Son has earlier designed Sunny brand shoes for Sunil Gavaskar as well. His company has also supplied shoes for Ajay Devgan’s under-construction film Maidan. Devaki Nandan has been awarded the Pride of CFTI, Master Craftsman for Son Shoe Designing.