Amar Singh Chamkila: Diljit Dosanjh Revealed His Apprehensions About The Film

Amar Singh Chamkila: Diljit Dosanjh Revealed His Apprehensions About The Film

Imtiaz Ali directorial Amar Singh Chamkila starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra is releasing on Netflix on April 12. The biopic is based on the legendary titular singer, Amar Singh Chamkila who was assassinated when he was 27 years old. 

Diljit, while talking to the press during a press meet, revealed his apprehensions regarding the film and how it would be made. Diljit also said that he was apprehensive about how Imtiaz Ali would make the film. 

As per India Today, Diljit said “I thought I knew a lot about Chamkila before I met Imtiaz sir. Humein jab pata chala ki Bollywood mein film bann rahi hai Chamkila, toh humein laga ki ye kya banayenge? Hum banayenge, humne Jodi film banayi hai, jiske humein rights nahi mile toh humne fiction bana di. (When I learnt Bollywood is making a film on Chamkila, I wondered what they would make. I made it, I made a film called Jodi, I didn’t get the rights for it, so I turned it fictional.) I thought they wouldn’t be able to make it. When the pandemic hit and Jodi wasn’t released, I got a call from Imtiaz sir. I thought I was getting sued but he wanted to cast me in his film instead.”

Diljit further mentioned that he changed his mind after hearing to the Imtiaz’s idea for the film. He said “His perspective was different. It was Chamkila’s story, even I didn’t know that well. Amar Singh Chamkila wrote his own music, played it himself, and performed it on stage. So, the fact that such a big film was going to be made on him was a matter of pride for me and my people. I just surrendered to Imtiaz sir’s vision”.

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