Neha Dhupia arrives for the special screening of a biopic on former Indian Hockey captain Sandeep Singh, Soorma, at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Angad Bedi, who plays Sandeep Singh's brother Bikramjeet Singh in the movie. The actor came in with wife Neha Dhupia. In a recent chat, Bedi asserts that it was Bikramjeet's sacrifice that enabled Sandeep Singh to reach heights
"Bikramjeet couldn't pursue hockey because of his injuries, so it was important for him to see his brother in the Indian jersey," Angad Bedi told mid-day. Pointing out that after Sandeep suffered a spinal injury, Bikramjeet worked two jobs to ensure he got back on the field. "Bikramjeet brought Sandeep up and trained him. He did two jobs so that he could send his brother to Holland for treatment. Sandeep's return to the game was his life's motive. It was Vikram's sacrifice that enabled Sandeep to play for the country."
Neha Dhupia recently revealed that Angad Bedi never wanted to date her. Neha said, "He never wanted to date me as he was very certain that I will either be his friend or his wife. Ever since we have known each other, we were good friends and nothing more than that. But on May 3rd this year, he asked me to come with him to Delhi. He dropped a hint that we need to settle down and proposed marriage in front of my parents which came as a surprise to both my parents and me," she added. Neha is completely smitten with Angad's old-world romantic charm.
Diljit Dosanjh arrives for the special screening of Soorma at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. In an exclusive chat with mid-day talking about the film Diljit said, "It was a beautiful journey, everything has reached its final stage and today is the film's release. All eyes are on how the film's journey translates in theatres, and how much the audience enjoys watching this film. The whole point of focus is to request people to go and watch this film, and to see whether we have succeeded in making the audience happy."
Actor-turned-producer Chitrangda Singh arrives for the special screening of Soorma at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. Chitrangda Singh in an exclusive chat with mid-day talked about her turning a producer and how different it's from acting in a film, "You are attached because it's your film. You put a lot many hours and years in this case (as a producer) into a project. So, it matters much more to you as a producer. As an actor, you come on board and leave and as a producer you breathe it for a much longer time."
Chitrangda Singh talking about Soorma said, "Soorma's story, that's it! That time I was not doing any films and in that whole zone, I wasn't getting good offers. I was working on these two other stories and where I was writing and there was a faint idea of, 'You know that I can produce it or somebody will produce it.' Very organically, I came across this (Soorma) story, I met this man (Sandeep Singh) I got to know about him I met him again and again wrote the story out made this little presentation on his life. Later, I started pitching it and everything happened so naturally. I really don't know when the decision of forming a company and getting it registered happened because I really wanted to do this film."
Filmmaker Karan Johar arrives for the special screening of Soorma at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai
The real Soorma, Sandeep Singh arrives for the special screening of Soorma with family. Soorma depicts the story of this forgotten hero, who inspires every individual to shine even after facing numerous problems in his life. Sandeep is regarded as the most dangerous drag-flickers of all time with drag speeds of over 145 km/hr. This led to him being nicknamed 'Flicker Singh'
Badshah arrives for the special screening of Soorma at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai
Bhushan Kumar arrives for the special screening of Soorma at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai
Sharad Kelkar arrives for the special screening of Soorma at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai
Vikramaditya Motwane arrives for the special screening of at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai
Director Shaad Ali arrives for the special screening of Soorma
Neha Dhupia with Angad Bedi, Diljit Dosanjh, Chitrangda Singh, Karan Johar, former Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh among other celebs attended the special screening of Soorma at YRF Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. We have pictures