We all know that Diljit Dosanjh is all set to portray the character of hockey star Sandeep Singh, who is known as Flicker Singh, in Soorma. But we got to know that Diljit wasn’t the first choice to play the part.
The makers’ first choice was none other than Ranveer Singh.
But unfortunately, due to date issues, Ranveer couldn’t do the film and it eventually came to Diljit Dosanjh.
When asked Sandeep Singh, about Diljit playing his biopic, he 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.”
Well as they say one man’s loss is another man’s gain.
Directed by Shaad Ali, ‘Soorma’ also stars Tapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi. The film is set to release on 29th June 2018.