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Soorma Trailer: Diljit Dosanjh as Hockey Player Sandeep Singh has an Inspiring Story to Tell - Watch Video

Latestly 2018-06-11 14:34:00

Soorma trailer out (Photo Credit: Instagram)

After Udta Punjab and Phillauri, Diljit Dosanjh is going to be seen playing the role of hockey player Sandeep Singh in the upcoming biopic Soorma. The film tells the story of Singh, a professional hockey player and former captain of the Indian national team.

The trailer starts with introducing Diljit Dosanjh who falls in love with Taapsee in the movie. When her brother gets to know about it, he challenges Dosanjh to play hockey for India. Diljit willingly takes up the challenge with an intention of getting married to Taapsee.

He is brilliant at the sport and becomes famous in no time. However, an unfortunate injury takes place, and he gets paralyzed. While everyone gives up on him, he doesn't. Soorma is a story based on true events on how hockey player Sandeep Singh, fighting all odds, overcomes every battle, get gets up on his feet only to soar higher. Watch the trailer of Soorma here:

Singh was seriously injured after hit by an accidental gunshot in a train in 2006 but he did not give up and continued playing. In the film, Diljit will also be seen on a wheelchair as this was the time when Singh was shot in the back and was recovering.

“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," said Dosanjh in an interview earlier. “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,” he added further.

Judwaa 2 actress Taapsee Pannu, who features in the film and is also seen playing hockey, said while it was thrilling to play a sport she had never tried, there was a bit of “embarrassment” too that despite being an Indian and a sport enthusiast, she “didn’t know about the story and wasn’t aware of the person.” “So there was a guilt that why weren’t we aware. It is just probably a way to rectify it, that let us be the medium to present his story. I hope now no one else says the same after the film,” she said.

Sandeep Singh had personally trained Diljit for his role in the movie. “A biopic teaches you a lot. The shooting and training were 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," the actor was quoted saying.

When asked whether it is tough to do a sports biopic as it involves a lot of training, Taapsee said, “We don’t get anything without hard work and I, especially, haven’t got it. I have to work hard for it. I have untill now and I will in the future, there is no other option.”

“We shot the rehab scenes for four-five days and it was really scary. You feel depressed when you feel yourself in that zone. Perhaps very few people can stand back up.” Directed by Shaad Ali, “Soorma” is scheduled to release on 13 July.