The much-loved ‘Honsla Rakh’ actor Diljit Dosanjh will be seen in another film now! Director Omung Kumar announced earlier this year that he will direct a biopic on the story of Sikh Marathon Runner Fauja Singh. Also Read: Surjit Khan Opens Up New Venture!
Kumar has already made biopics like ‘Mary Kom (2014)’ and ‘Sarabjit (2016)’, in the past along with films like ‘Bhoomi (2017)’, ‘Ishq Vishk (2003)’, ‘Fida (2004)’ and ‘Black (2005)’, among others. In the post shared by him, Kumar announced his next project ‘Fauja’ and said,
“So here it is, our new venture Film - #FAUJA
A story I always felt proud of is finally going to be my directorial project.
Feels great to join hands with like minded people to produce a film that shall bring to life... FAUJA, a marathon runner... The Greatest Human Story ever told on the BIG screen
Produced by @kunalshivdasani , @Writerraj and myself.
The Sikh Superman... Coming soon in cinemas” Also Read: New Punjabi Film ‘Kanjoos Majnu, Kharchili Laila’ Announced!
The film is based on the life of Fauja Singh, a 110-year-old retired marathon runner. Fauja who lives in the UK now hails from Beas Pind, a village near Jalandhar. He has beaten a number of world records in multiple age brackets, but none of his times have been ratified as records. His marathon record, for age 90-plus, is 5 hours 40 minutes at the age of 92, which was set at the 2003 'Toronto Waterfront Marathon'. Also Read: CM Channi To Establish A Punjabi Film Development Council
Talking about the film, it is being written by Vipul Mehta, and produced by Raaj Shaandilyaa, Kunal Shivdasani and Omung Kumar. The lead cast of the film has been finalized however the pandemic has caused a slight delay, due to which the names have not been officially released. Furthermore, the shooting schedule for 25 days in Punjab and 40 days in London has been finalized. Diljit who has earlier played the role of hockey player Sandeep Singh in his biopic ‘Soorma (2018)’, will play Fauja Singh’s character in this one. Also Read: Kartar Cheema Announces Next Film ‘Professor’!
Are you excited to see Diljit in another biopic?