Bollywood actor Angad Bedi, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film "Soorma" along with Diljit Dosanjh, says that the Punjabi actor and singer is like a brother to him.
"Diljit Dosanjh is like a brother to me. We stay in touch almost everyday... We bond over a lot of things. I am a big fan of his music... He's a big star overseas. We speak the same language. He comes from Ludhiana and my roots are from Amritsar. We care for one another," Angad told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
In "Soorma", a sports biopic, Angad will be essaying former hockey player and mentor Bikramjit Singh to Diljit's character Sandeep Singh. The actor, who recently tied the knot with actress Neha Dhupia, says he was specially trained by both Bikramjit Singh and Sandeep Singh.
@diljitdosanjh you being a smile to my face whenever I see you perform brother.. just saw a video of your show in dheradun.rab thwanu Chad di kala vich rakhe. Waheguru 🙏 dil khush kitta oye #SOORMA pic.twitter.com/M2okqxOvqp— ANGAD BEDI! (@Imangadbedi) March 30, 2018
"Bikramjit in the film is an explosive hockey player. I had to gain a lot of muscle weight. I had to add core fit... I had to learn how he dribbles the ball and how he keeps the hockey and ball close to each other," he said.
"Yes, there was a lot of physical demands to the role at the same time I have played intense characters in my film but this one is much more loved and emotional character," he added. The film also stars Taapsee Pannu and is directed by Shaad Ali. The film will release on July 13.
Meet the reel life #BikramjeetSingh ... the mans got a heart of gold ... thank you @sonypicsprodns @IChitrangda @SnehaRajani n @shaadesh for believing in me ... #soorma releases on 13th July ... 🏑😇🙏✊️ pic.twitter.com/OCUgQYy9eq— ANGAD BEDI! (@Imangadbedi) May 16, 2018
On the personal front, Angad Bedi married Bollywood actress and model Neha Dhupia in a secret ceremony in the capital on May 10th this year.
(With IANS inputs)