Punjabi actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh will play former hockey team captain Sandeep Singh in Shaad Ali’s upcoming film Soorma. Singh was a penalty corner specialist for the Indian team, and led India to victory in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2009.
The sports biopic will also star Taapsee Pannu, Chitrangada Singh and Deepak Singh, and will explore Singh’s comeback after being severely injured in an accidental shooting incident. The movie will be released on June 29, 2018.
The biopic is the latest addition to a growing list of films about sports. These include Kabir Khan’s account of India’s victory in the Cricket World Cup in 1983, Viacom18 Pictures’ film on Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj, and a biopic of Saina Nehwal, starring Shraddha Kapoor.