Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh says on his biopic ‘Soorma’

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Diljit Dosanjh will seen in a biopic movie ‘Soorma’ on Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh.

From winning the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2009 after a wait of 13 years to having the best speed in the world in drag flick, speed 145 km/h, Sandeep has many achievements to his credit.

The drag-flicker’s journey of wins, losses, life and death, will soon be seen on-screen.

In a statement, Sandeep Singh spoke about how he was amazed to know that people were keen to make a film on his life.

“Actually, in the beginning, it was unbelievable. It was just like how in Haryana and Punjab people come to you and promise to take you overseas.

He says, “You start daydreaming about spending your days as a permanent resident abroad. I also started dreaming about my film and story. That time only the movie based on Milkha Singh had come out. So, I also used to think that soon there will be a film on Sandeep Singh, people will get to know about me. I felt really good.”

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One fact about Sandeep was that, On 22 August 2006, Sandeep Singh was seriously injured after being hit by an accidental gunshot in Shatabadi train, while on his way to join the national team who were due to leave for the World Cup in Germany two days later.

He was almost paralysed and on wheel chair for two years of his life.

Sandeep not only recovered from that serious injury, but also established himself again in the team.

He said since the beginning the makers were eyeing Diljit Dosanjh and he perfectly fitted the bill.

“He is a real Singh, a Sardar. Usually, a Sikh is laughed upon. 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.”

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He said, “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. So, I wanted that even if it is a beginner in Bollywood, he should be able to portray the role as real as possible.”

He says the story of Soorma will highlight his journey before and after the gunshot that people do not know about.

Shaad Ali directorial, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu.–CINEWS

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