It can aptly be said that this is the time of Bollywood biopics and especially with sports personalities. We have already seen Azhar, Dangal, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Mary Kom in the last one year and here comes yet another sports biopic from the director Shaad Ali. After directing Ok Jaanu with Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, Shaad has announced a biopic movie on the life of Ex-Hockey Captain Sandeep Singh.
Source: Chandigarh Metro
Featuring Taapsee Pannu and Diljit Dosanjh, the yet-untitled film kicks off on October 4 and is inspired by real events from the life of this Arjuna awardee, Sandeep Singh and the woman who inspired him to become a hockey player. Both the actors are supposed to undergo extensive training by experts and professionals. The film will be a love story that revolves around Taapsee and Diljit, and both would be essaying roles of hockey players.
Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh will soon be meeting Sandeep Singh, the former captain of the Indian hockey team, whom he will emulate in his biopic that starts rolling in a few weeks. The hockey player is expected to help the actor grab the nuances of the game and put as much as he can in the role. Sandeep has also coached few actors for a Punjabi film on the game recently. The shooting of the movie is expected to start next month in Punjab and will be a big add on to the Bollywood list of biopics.
Source: Indian Express
Diljit Dosanjh was last seen in Anushka Sharma’s Phillauri whereas Tapsee Pannu awaits her upcoming Hindi film Judwaa 2 opposite Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez. Both these actors have come a long way in Bollywood and are experimenting with their roles to reach wider audiences. We hope this movie does the magic again for both the actors and does justice to the hockey player and his life!