Why Diljit Dosanjh asked not to be cast in Sandeep Singh-biopic Soorma
The 43-year-old actor, however, ended up training with Sandeep Singh and his brother to get into the role.
Diljit Dosanjh has easily earned his place in Bollywood with brilliant acting in Udta Punjab and Phillauri but the actor made a startling revelation on Tuesday. Diljit, who plays India hockey player Sandeep Singh in his upcoming movie Soorma, said he wasn’t really confident he could play the role in the hockey-based film.
The Bollywood actor said that when director Shaad Ali narrated the script to him, he wasn’t so sure and immediately went to Soorma producer Sneha Rajani to tell her he won’t be able to do it. Diljit added that he even told her to cast him in any other movie for free but not to cast him in the movie because it would require a lot of hard work and he will not be able to pull it off. However, he said that if he had to reject the film, it would have been the biggest mistake of his life and he is glad he didn’t do it.
Interestingly, the 43-year-old actor trained with Sandeep Singh and his brother to get into the role and if there were any mistakes, they would help him rectify it. The film Soorma is based on the life of Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh and also stars Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi and Vijay Raaz.