Parineeti Chopra joins Diljit Dosanjh for Chamkila Biopic

Parineeti Chopra has given her nod to Chamkila, Imtiaz Ali’s biopic on the late Punjabi music icon, Amar Singh Chamkila.

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"It is a huge moment for her"

Parineeti Chopra is all set to star in Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming film Chamkila.

The film marks the first collaboration between Parineeti and Imtiaz.

As Parineeti has to begin prep for Chamkila, the actress has, unfortunately, decided to opt-out of Animal.

A trade source said: “Parineeti is going to work with Imtiaz Ali for the first time in her career as the heroine in the ace director’s next, Chamkila.

“It is a huge moment for her because she has always wanted to creatively collaborate with the visionary director.”

He added: “She has to get into prep immediately for the shoot and unfortunately due to this development, she won’t be able to shoot for Animal as there is a major overlap of dates between the two films.

“So, Ranbir Kapoor and Parineeti fans will have to wait a little bit longer for a new project to bring them together on screen.”

Parineeti Chopra had signed Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal in 2021.

The film, also starring Anil Kapoor, will be helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of Kabir Singh fame. It is scheduled to release during the Dussehra festival in 2022.

Chamkila marks Imtiaz Ali’s return to direction after Love Aaj Kal.

Ever since Amar Singh Chamkila’s biopic rights were acquired by Imtiaz, 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.

Parineeti Chopra also has Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai in the pipeline.

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