Actor Dijit Dosanjh, who will be next seen in the sports drama Soorma, says it was challenging to portray a hockey player on screen.
From the first look of the film to Diljit’s rigorous training to get into the skin of the character, Diljit has left no stone unturned to justify the role of ex-captain of Indian hockey team, Sandeep Singh.
The Udta Punjab actor had to undergo intense physical training and diet changes to prepare for the role and for the same he was trained by the legend Sandeep Singh himself.
When asked about his experience of training with the man himself, Diljit shared: “It has been challenging to portray a hockey player on screen. The regime and training required to portray a hockey player were rigorous. I have engaged with a sport in my life for the first time. My director Shaad Ali facilitated Sandeep Singh’s presence during my practice sessions. It was Sandeep’s motivation and guidance that helped me pick up the intricacies of the game.”
Sandeep, who not only trained Diljit but also guided Taapsee Pannu for her role in the film, was impressed by Diljit’s abilities on the field.
“It was assuring to learn that Diljit will be playing me on screen. I have complete confidence in his skill and understanding of the craft. My training sessions with Diljit further strengthened my belief that he’ll do justice to my life’s story. His ability as an athlete also impressed me during our training sessions together,” Sandeep said.
Soorma, which is based on the life of Sandeep, will narrate the journey of the ace hockey player, who is regarded as one of the most dangerous drag-flickers in the world.
Directed by Shaad Ali. Soorma stars Diljit and Taapsee in the lead roles and is all set to release worldwide on July 13.