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Diljit Dosanjh had THESE fears about Chamkila's release - 'How will Bollywood...'

Diljit Dosanjh’s Chamkila will be released on Netflix on April 12. The actor-singer shared his initial concerns about the film’s execution at a recent press conference. 

Diljit Dosanjh had THESE fears about Chamkila's release - 'How will Bollywood...'
Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra in Chamkila

Last Updated: 03.30 PM, Mar 01, 2024


Here's an update on Diljit Dosanjh’s Chamkila film. Apparently, the Punjabi singer-actor had some reservations about Bollywood successfully pulling off the biopic of popular Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila. Here’s what the actor said in a recent conversation. Read on... 

Diljit Dosanjh shares his initial concerns about Chamkila 

According to a report in India Today, Diljit said, “I thought I knew a lot about Chamkila before I met Imtiaz sir. Humein jab pata chala ki Bollywood mein film bann rahi hai Chamkila, toh humein laga ki ye kya banayenge? Hum banayenge, humne Jodi film banayi hai, jiske humein rights nahi mile toh humne fiction bana di. (When I got to know that Bollywood was making Chamkila's biopic, I thought, 'How would they even make it?' We will make it. And we did exactly that with the movie, Jodi).” Unfortunately, the pandemic hit and the movie’s release was shelved. 


Diljit then expressed surprise when he received a call from Imtiaz Ali. “I thought he was going to sue us. But he said he wanted to cast me in his film.” Diljit had a change of heart after listening to Imtiaz’s perspective, which was all about the 27-year-old slain Punjabi singer and musician, Amar Singh Chamkila. In fact, Diljit was even more taken aback to know that Chamkila wrote his own music, played it on his own and even performed it on stage. Diljit then surrendered to Imtiaz Ali’s vision. 

Diljit Dosanjh on his experience of working with Imtiaz Ali 

About collaborating with Imtiaz Ali, Diljit told Film Companion, “I was not nervous. He is very serious, but I am not.” Chamkila is about Amar Singh Chamkila's life and that of his wife, Amarjot Kaur, who were both murdered on March 8, 1988, along with other members of their musical group. 

During that time, Chamkila was the most popular performer in Punjab. For the first time, Parineeti Chopra and Diljit Dosanjh will appear together on screen in this movie. 

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