‘Ranveer Singh definitely considered as lead actor instead of Diljit for Soorma, he was not my first choice’, said Sandeep Singh

Ranveer Singh was considered as the lead actor for Sandeep Singh’s biopic, revealed former hockey captain Sandeep Singh. Later, Diljit Dosanjh essayed the lead role in the film.

Sandeep Singh in an interview with India Today revealed that Ranveer Singh was ‘definitely considered for the lead role in ‘Soorma’ instead of singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh. According to his perspective, he wanted someone who looked like a ‘real Sikh’. The Haryana minister of sports and youth affairs also said that Ranveer was not his first choice.

In the interview with India Today, Sandeep Singh said, “Ranveer Singh was definitely considered as the lead actor instead of Diljit Dosanjh. However, he was not my first choice. His look as a Sikh appealed to everyone, and they thought that he would be a good fit for Soorma…I always wanted the person who’d play my role in the film to look like a real Sikh. It should not become a joke because my life has been full of struggles, and it should be justified on screen. Diljit Dosanjh did exactly that.”

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He added, “It was really easy training Diljit Dosanjh because his nature is as such that he picks up things really quick. It took me hardly three-four months to train Diljit because his learning power is quick. People loved my journey in the film. To show my life story in 2 hours 20 minutes on the screen wasn’t an easy job…the Soorma team did it so wonderfully. I really thank them for it, especially Diljit Dosanjh who did justice to my role. On three years of Soorma, I also want to thank Taapsee Pannu, director Shaad Ali and the producers (Chitrangada Singh and Deepak Singh),”

The film ‘Soorma’ hit the screens on July 13, 2018. It was helmed by Shaad Ali. Besides Diljit Dosanjh, it also featured Taspsee Pannu and Angad Bedi in the lead. Last year, Flicker Singh had confirmed a sequel to his biopic. The sequel of Soorma will be based on his political journey and will be titled ‘Singh Soorma’.

He had also tweeted in 2020 and wrote, “After the Success & love showered by all on Soorma now starting with The Onward Journey of Sandeep Singh as Singh Soorma with my Bro and Producer Deepak Singh. Seek Ur Blessings and support.”