Diljit Dosanjh will lend his voice to National Award-winning lyricist Gulzar’s poem for a song in his upcoming film, Soorma. A visibly upbeat Diljit spoke about the collaboration and called it a dream come true.
He said, “I have sung a song in Soorma, written by Gulzar saab. I had never thought I would sing a song, penned by him. He is a fantastic poet. I don’t think I would have ever got an opportunity to sing a song written by him, had I not been working in films. So, I am very happy. Let’s see how people react when it releases.”
The film’s music has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and also stars Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi. The film has mostly been shot in Chandigarh, Punjab and is a biopic based on the hockey legend Sandeep Singh. Soorma’s tagline reads ‘The Greatest Comeback Story of the Hockey Legend Sandeep Singh’. It has been directed by Shaad Ali and will hit the theatres on 29th June.
For their roles, the cast underwent training in hockey under the supervision of Sandeep himself. Diljit had to follow a special diet as he was required to lose a lot of weight for his role. The actor-singer also shared the side-effects he suffered because of the diet.
Soorma will depict the story of the legendary Sandeep Singh, who was paralyzed and wheelchair-bound for 2 years after an accidental gunshot injured him in 2006. Fighting against all odds, Sandeep got back on his feet and made a marvelous comeback in 2008. Under his captaincy, India won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2009 and went on to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012.