Diljit Dosanjh is one of the most popular and sought-after Punjabi singers. Apart from the world of music, the young man has also made a mark in the world of acting. He made an entry in Bollywood films with ‘Udta Punjab’ in 2016. Also starring Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, the film revolved around the menace of drug abuse in Punjab. The film earned rave reviews from the audiences and critics alike and was one of the best films of 2016.
Thereafter, Diljit appeared in Phillauri in 2017 and also played a small role in ‘Welcome to New York’. The actor-singer will now be seen playing Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh is ‘Soorma’ which is all set for a release on July 13.
The trailer of ‘Soorma’ has been appreciated a lot and the film is also expected to do well at the box office. In case you haven’t watched the trailer yet, here it is for you:
Talking about the film in an interview, Diljit Dosanjh revealed that initially, he was reluctant to play the role because he has never played hockey. But then the story convinced him and now feels proud to have played the role of an iconic hockey player.
For the uninitiated, ‘Soorma’ is the story of Sandeep Singh, the legendary hockey player and former captain of India’s national team. Directed by Shaad Ali, the film also stars Taapsee Pannu and Andag Bedi in the lead roles.
Surprisingly, Diljit has refused film offers by some of his favorite Bollywood filmmakers. When asked about the reason behind declining these films, Diljit, in an interview to Indiatimes said:
“I don’t do much films in Bollywood because nothing substantial has been offered to me, I get offers but I feel even if I don’t play this role someone else will, it won’t make a difference. Even now my most favourite directors from Bollywood have offered me films which I cannot do because they want me to do it without turban and that’s not possible. Turban is my identity, it’s my emotion.”