Actress Taapsee Pannu is in Punjab and she has already began shooting for a biopic based on former captain of the Indian national hockey team Sandeep Singh here on Monday. The film will also feature Punjabi Puttar Diljit Dosanjh and Angad Bedi. National award-winning filmmaker Prakash Jha will also be seen playing the role of a coach in movie titled as ‘Flicker Singh’
“I was really looking forward to joining this film as sports is an important part of my life. Shooting at one of my most favorite places in India, Punjab…. With a few days of hockey sessions already completed and much more to come, I am looking forward to playing on my home ground.”
The biopic is a love story revolving around Taapsee and Diljit, where both are playing the role of hockey players. Diljit will be portraying as the male protagonist Sandeep Singh in this film.
Sandeep Singh is not so famous in the field of Hockey but he is for sure source of encouragement to many. ‘Flicker Singh’ is based on the struggles of his life including the anecdote of his life in which the player was shot accidentally shortly before the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
The unfortunate event left him in a wheelchair for two years in a row. But as a man of high spirit, he bounced back up leading the Indian National team to the London Olympics and was the highest goal scorer.
Directed by Shaad Ali, the film will be releasing next year.