Ace actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh will next be seen playing Indian hockey ex-captain Sandeep Singh in his upcoming biopic 'Soorma', the actor has just revealed while he was offered the film he was totally unaware of this part of history. 'Soorma' reveals the life story and struggle of Sandeep Singh who was seriously injured after he got hit by an accidental gunshot in 2006. But the matter of fact even after such a near death injury he never gave up and continued to play. Diljit states,
I knew that he was the captain but didn't know he was shot on his back. When I started playing hockey, I realised the entire game relies on your back- you have to bend to play it. So the pressure is double. What I didn't know was, how a man who was shot, stood up, recovered and made a world record. It was shameful, but we didn't know.Even actor Taapsee Pannu had same thoughts on her part she said it was a bit of 'embarrassment' too that despite being an Indian and a sports enthusiast, she didn't know about the story and wasn't aware of the person. At the event, special behind the scene training process of both the actors was shown. Singh trained them to play hockey. Diljit further revealed;
His takeaway from the film is to never give up, something he realized while working on it. A biopic teaches you a lot. The shooting and training was tough but how he bounced back from that incident, that 'jazbaa' taught us a lot too. But there was no pressure. Sandeep, his brother, producer and director were on sets, so they had pressure, I didn't.In the film, Diljit will also be seen in a wheelchair as this was the time when Singh was shot in the back and was recovering. Directed by Shaad Ali, 'Soorma' is scheduled to release on 13 July.