Taapsee Pannu to Star Opposite Diljit Dosanjh in Shaad Ali’s Next!

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Diljit Dosanjh was in news recently for his upcoming film which is believed to be based on the story of Sandeep Singh, the coveted hockey player of India and the ex captain.

Diljit Dosanjh

While the film isn’t a biopic, it’s an important chapter of Sandeep’s life all set to be portrayed on screen. Much was spoken about the female lead of the film and looks like its Taapsee Pannu who is all set to play the female protagonist in the film.

 “It’s a beautifully woven love story about two ace hockey players, where the woman helps the man achieve his dream and go on to lead the country. It’s a romantic journey of loss and love, dreams and hope,” reveals a source while speaking with Mirror.

 

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In 2006, Sandeep Singh was seriously injured after being hit by an accidental gunshot in Shatabadi Express. He was on his way to join the national team, which was supposed to leave for the World Cup, after two days. Later, he not only recovered from his injury but was also awarded The Man of the Tournament in 2009’s Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

Desi Boyz‘s actress Chitrangada Singh will co-produce the film along with Sneha Rajani.

The film instead of being a biopic will be a love story that revolves around the story of Taapsee Pannu and Diljit Dosanjh, both of whom would be playing hockey players in the film. While the exact details aren’t known, the film is set to be directed by Shaad Ali.

Taapsee Pannu

The two actors will be going through extensive training for their hockey playing skills by strict professionals before they commence shooting for the film in Punjab in October. Taapsee is currently awaiting the release of the much talked about the sequel of “Judwaa”, which is releasing on 29th September. And now immediately after the release, Taapsee will immense herself in yet another promising project.

The film is scheduled to go on floors on October 4th.

Diljit, who was last seen in Punjabi film – “Super Singh”, will star opposite Sonakshi Sinha in “Crazy Hum”. He also has Kaneda in the pipeline with Anushka Sharma and Arjun Kapoor while after “Judwaa 2″, Taapsee will feature in “Tadka”, which is being directed by Prakash Raj.

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