There's a famous saying ‘koshish karne walo ki kabhi haar nahi hoti’. This saying is true in every sense. You see, a successful person is the one who never gives up on his/her dreams and keeps marching forward, irrespective of the results. A determined person will always look for opportunities to grow as an individual and as a professional and it allows him/her to take a step closer to their dreams.
You will find many such opportunists, and they are generally at the top of the food chain. One such person exists in the Punjabi entertainment industry who grabbed every chance with both his hands and made the most of it. Yes, you guessed it right, We are talking about one of the most famous and respected directors of Pollywood, Simerjit Singh.
He moved to Sapno ki Nagri, Mumbai, to fulfill his dream of becoming a filmmaker. And with it, he got the chance to work as an assistant director for Anees Bazmee on ‘Pyar To Hona Hi Tha’. After this, he worked as an AD for three more films titled ‘Raju Chacha’ (2000), ‘Zameen’ (2003) and ‘Blackmail’ (2005).
experience for the start, he got the big break in the world of Punjabi industry
with ‘Waarish Shah: Ishq Daa Waris’ (2006). Where he worked as an assistant to Manoj Punj. The film was a massive hit and starred top-notch actors like Gurdas Maan, Juhi Chawla and Divya Dutt
in the lead roles.
This was a turning point in the director’s life. After Waaris Shah, he started walking on the journey of making his own films. The first film that he wrote and directed was Chak Jawana (2010). Despite having famous actors, the film could not do well at the box office.
But he applied the phrase ‘accept failures with open arms and an even wide smile’ in his life and did not get deterred by it. Later he went on and made another film titled ‘Daddy Cool Munde Fool’ (2013), and it did fabulously well at the box office and was also loved by the critics.
He learned from his mistakes and only went onwards and upwards in his career and soon got the deserving recognition. Then came his best work in ‘Angrej’ which was written by Amberdeep Singh. For this film, he got his first award as the Best Director.
The best phase of his life had begun and it got boosted even more after the immense popularity and success of Nikka Zaildar (2016). The film starred Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa, and was written by Jagdeep Sidhu. The film was a comedy, romantic and drama.
The actor and the director blended beautifully that Ammy Virk and Simerjit Singh worked on several films together.
Soon, Nikka Zaildar-2 was announced, with the same team but a different concept. The film was released in 2016 and starred Sonam Bajwa, Ammy Virk, and Wamiqa Gabbi as the lead actors.
It again received immense love and appreciation from the masses and even the critics praised it.
Riding high on success, Simerjit Singh went ahead and did films with Gippy Grewal. ‘Subedar Joginder Singh’ did well at the box office, and ‘Mar Gaye Oye Loko’ somehow failed to impress the masses.
And because of the cordial relationship between Ammy and Simerjit, the two worked on ‘Muklawa’. The film starred Sonam Bajwa as the actress opposite Ammy and impressed the masses to a large extent.
And now, after going through ups and downs in his journey as a filmmaker, he is back again with Ammy Virk and ‘Nikka Zaildar’ franchise's third installment.
He is commander-in-chief of ‘Nikka Zaildar-3’ which will star Ammy Virk and Wamiqa Gabbi as the lead pair. Another name which has stuck with him through thick and thin is Jagdeep Sidhu who has written the script. The entire project has been bank-rolled by Amneet Sher Singh and Ramneet Sher Singh.
Nikka Zaildar-3 is all set to enthrall the audiences on 20th September.
With an experience of more than 2 decades, Simerjit Singh has surely evolved as a director. He has found the trick to create a movie which will be loved by all sections of the society, nationally as well as internationally. But we know that he had to grind himself and pick himself up from the lows of his professional life to cherish the new heights he is going to enjoy in the coming times.
We wish the team of ‘Nikka Zaildar-3’ all the best for this film.