Soorma is an upcoming Bollywood movie, which is said to be the biopic of hockey star Sandeep Singh, better known as Flicker Singh on the field. Diljit Dosanjh is all set to portray the character of Sandeep Singh, in November 2017 that the first poster of Soorma, hit the web featuring Diljit.
But very few know that Diljit wasn’t the first choice to play Sandeep in Soorma. As per reports, it is Ranveer Singh who was offered the lead role in the biopic by Chitrangada Singh. But due to date issues Ranveer couldn’t do the film and it eventually came to Diljit Dosanjh, who has impressed the viewers with his impeccable performance in ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Phillauri’.
When asked about opting Diljit, for his role after Ranveer, Sandeep Singh told to a leading daily, “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 working 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, directed by Shaad Ali will also star Tapsee Pannu, and Angad Bedi in other roles. The film is set to release on 29th of June, 2018.