Chamkila has been one of his inspirations.
Ever since Amar Singh Chamkila’s biopic rights were acquired by Imtiaz Ali, speculations were rife around who will be playing the lead role in the film.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan were in the running to bag the role.
It is now being reported that none of the two Bollywood stars has bagged the project.
The biopic will be headlined by Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh.
According to reports, the makers of the biopic wanted an actor who can also sing.
This is a special project for Imtiaz Ali and he wanted someone who could imbibe the role.
When Diljit Dosanjh was approached, he was immediately on board considering Chamkila has been one of his inspirations in the music industry.
It is being reported that the Punjabi singer will also croon some of Amar Singh Chamkila’s original songs.
Imtiaz Ali has acquired the rights to make the film.
He has been regularly visiting Chamkila’s son Jaiman Chamkila’s residence in Ludhiana and keeping the family in the loop about the developments of the biopic.
While the film will be a blend of facts and fiction, Imtiaz Ali will ensure to make it a commercial affair.
He has completed scripting and modified the script over time.
Amar Singh Chamkila’s love life, controversies, music, and assassination will be part of the story.
The film will be produced by Window Seat Films in association with Reliance Entertainment.
Amar Singh Chamkila was a songwriter, musician, and composer.
Hailing from Punjab, he became popular with the stage name Chamkila and is regarded as one of the best performers Punjab has ever produced.
His music was very much influenced by his surroundings. His best-known hits include ‘Takue Te Takua’ and ‘Pehle Lalkare Naal’.
In a tragic turn of events, Chamkila and his wife Amarjot were assassinated and gunned along with the two members of his band on March 8, 1988.
As it was reported, a group of armed youths on motorcycles fired several rounds fatally injuring all of them.
No arrests were made at the time and the case has been unsolved to date.
Meanwhile, Diljit Dosanjh was last seen in Honsla Rakh and Good Newwz.
He is currently gearing up for his tour in India after dropping his album Moonchild in 2021.
With 13 studio albums to his name, Diljit made headlines when his album G.O.A.T featured on Billboard’s Global Chart.
On the heels of this success, he has partnered with Warner Music to further his international career.
This is Diljit’s first deal with a major record company.