- Diljit Dosanjh will play a professional hockey player in Soorma
- Soorma also features Taapsee Pannu
- Soorma will release on July 13
Taapsee Pannu, a self-proclaimed sports enthusiast, revealed that she had a sense of "embarrassment" because she wasn't aware of the former hockey captain. "There was a guilt that why weren't we aware. It is just probably a way to rectify it. Let us be the medium to present his story. I hope now no one else says the same after the film," PTI quoted her as saying.
Directed by Shaad Ali,Soorma is based on the life of former captain of the Indian hockey team Sandeep Singh, who, despite being shot on his back and getting injured, continued playing. Sandeep Singh was reportedly paralysed after the shooting but he overcame all hindrances and returned to the game. The film will hit the screens on July 13.
Diljit Dosanjh has worked in Bollywood films like Udta Punjab and Phillauri and was last seen in Welcome To New York opposite Sonakshi Sinha.
(With inputs from PTI)