Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh will be seen as former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh in the Shaad Ali directorial soon! However to our surprise he had rejected the film thrice and also offered Sony Pictures Networks India to do a film for free rather than be a part of “Soorma”.
“The producers approached me for this film. At first, I thought I should not be a part of ‘Soorma’. I said no to them two-three times,” Diljit said here on Friday.
“But then I thought they are big people, so I should go to their office and say no otherwise they will feel that I am being arrogant. Then I went to their office and said, ‘Brother you can make me do any film, but not on hockey’.”
“Producers were pretty convinced about having me in this project, so I thought about reading the story once. When I read it, I felt that hockey is just a part of it and his (Sandeep Singh) story is more than that. So, I thought I should work for that other parallel story and hockey these people will eventually make me do. I didn’t take any tension about playing hockey, he said.
“We have just got into the hockey segment. All the other drama and talkie in the film is over. The film is almost finisheda We are into last 10 days of shooting. The film will be ready by March. It will release in July,” he added.
“I have not tried to make Diljit look like Sandeep. He has tried everything on his own. If people will find some resemblance then that’s good for them. I can’t, as I’ll be practical and see Diljit and Sandeep as two different people every daya Nobody knows what Sandeep looks like.A It’s just that they have something in common, which is natural,” Ali said.