Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh, who has set a mark in Bollywood with his Hindi films Phillauri and Udta Punjab, is gearing up for a biopic on Sandeep Singh. The film is titled as Soorma.
In a fresh revelation, makers of Soorma said that Diljit was not the first choice to play Sandeep’s character in the film. They said that Padmavati actor Ranveer Singh was the first choice for Sandeep’s role in Soorma.
But Ranveer who had some prior work commitments refused to be part of the film due to date issues.
Sandeep, who is also known as Flicker Singh in an interview with Bombay Times said, ‘’It took a lot of effort for Chitrangada Singh to put this project together. She met a lot of filmmakers, actors and writers for the project. We wanted someone who looks real while playing me on screen. Diljit pagwala (turbaned) banda hai, main bhi hoon. Back in those days when we had started work on the project, Diljit paaji was not doing Hindi movies. He was a pure Punjabi artiste then. So, at that time, Ranveer Singh was the actor we were all keen on. But between 2016 and early 2017, Udta Punjab and Phillauri forced us to change our perception and rethink our decision. We eventually zeroed in on Diljit paaji; it was a near-unanimous decision. Today, if you see him on the field while shooting, he has transformed himself. He has put in a lot of effort to get his act right."
Soorma, which is helmed by Shaad Ali also features Tapsee Pannu, and Angad Bedi and set to release on 29th June, 2018.