After comedy and acting, TV celebrity Kapil Sharma has now tried his hand at singing. The ace comedian-actor, who has produced a yet untitled upcoming Punjabi film, has also sung a few songs in the movie, says its lead actor Damanpreet Singh.
“Besides producing, Kapil has also sung two-to-three songs in the film. The name of the film is still not decided. Apart from me, the film also features Gurpreet Guggi,” Damanpreet said at the launch of his forthcoming TV show Sher-E-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Damanpreet said Kapil won’t be starring in the film. “He has only produced it. The one he is acting in is ‘Firangi’. Our movie is a Punjabi film,” said the 14-year-old, who revealed that the movie is on the lines of Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par.
In the TV show, ‘Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh’, Damanpreet will be playing the title role. “I belong to Chandigarh. I gave an audition for this role in Mumbai. I didn’t have to leave my studies for shooting. A teacher specially comes on set every day to teach me for two-to-three hours. I am currently studying in class 9. I belong to Punjab and Maharaja Ranjit Singh was also from Punjab. So, I couldn’t let go of this opportunity. I wanted to play this role when I got to know about it,” he added.
Damanpreet said he has been acting in Punjabi films for a long time. “I have been acting since I was seven or eight years old. Earlier, I have done a few Punjabi films. I have worked with big Punjabi celebrities like Diljit Dosanjh and Gurpreet Guggi,” he said.
Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh will bring into limelight the inspirational journey of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who was founder of the Sikh empire. “This show will be 100% real. So, there won’t be any cinematic liberties taken. Since I am a Punjabi, I have learnt ‘Gatka’ (a form of combat training). For this show, I used to learn horse riding and sword fighting daily,” he said.
Besides Damanpreet, the show will also feature Shaleen Bhanot, Sneha Wagh, Rumi Khan, Chetan Pandit and Sonia Singh