Hockey seems to be a favourite subject of many film makers at the moment and after Ammy Virk's 'Harjeeta' and Ranjit Bawa's 'Khido Khundi' got announced, now it's Diljit Dosanjh who has been confirmed for a biopic being made on India's former captain and star Hockey player Sandeep Singh.
Sandeep’s life, with its many highs and twists, is the stuff Bollywood dreams are spun around so it is not surprising that Chitrangda, who was previously married to golfer Jyoti Randhawa, wants to tell this sporting hero’s story on celluloid. The 31-year-old hockey player is currently employed with the Haryana Police as deputy superintendent. Sandeep, who played as a full back and was a penalty corner specialist, grabbed headlines when he made a comeback to the field after a freak incident. He was seriously injured by an accidental gunshot while travelling on the Shatabdi Express in August 2006 en route to join the national team that was to leave for the World Cup in Germany two days later.
There were murmurs about Chitrangda turning independent film producer. She had acquired the rights to the story almost three years ago and was keen to flag off the biopic much earlier but the hunt for the perfect actor to play Sandeep stretched on. Earlier, Ranbir Kapoor was being considered for the role but things didn't turn out that way and now Diljit has reportedly been confirmed for the role.
According to a source, Shaad Ali has been signed to direct the film.