Fans have seen him doing comedy and being a complete romantic, but Punjabi pop-sensation Diljit Dosanjh is all set to present a side of him to the world, which no one has ever seen before. The 33-year-old singer-turned-actor is all geared up to play hockey legend and one of India's greatest drag flickers, Sandeep Singh, in upcoming movie titled 'Soorma'.
Sandeep Singh is an ace hockey player, and an ex-captain of the Indian national team. In 2006, Singh was seriously injured after being hit by an accidental gunshot in a train, while on his way to join the national team, set to leave for the World Cup in Germany two days later.
He was almost paralysed and was on the wheel chair for two years. Singh not only recovered from that serious injury, but also established himself again in the team.
In a latest interview with a leading newspaper, Sandeep Singh made a startling revelation that he reportedly didn’t want Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar or Aamir Khan to play his role in Soorma as he didn’t think they are suitable for the part.
"I did not want the film to go to a big star, be it Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar or Aamir Khan because they would not have suited the part. People would have made a joke about the film and their look. Not that they cannot play the part but they would not have been convincing as Sandeep Singh,” Sandeep Singh told Indian Express.
Sandeep Singh (PTI image)
In November, Diljit Dosanjh shared the official poster of the movie on his official Twitter handle and tweeted, "A hockey stick and a bullet. One gave direction to his life while the other changed it forever! #SOORMA - The greatest comeback story ever! 29th June.”
In the poster, we see Diljit completely in his character, but he presents two versions of Sandeep - one the aggressive player who is ready to take on the rival team and on the other hand, we see him seated in a wheelchair.
Helmed by Shaad Ali, the biopic will also feature Taapsee Pannu in the lead role.
The film is slated to hit the theatres on June 29, 2018.