Since Imtiaz Ali bought the biopic rights to Amar Singh Chamkila, speculation has been widespread over who will play the major part in the film. Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan were both considered for the part. It is now being claimed that neither of the two stars has been chosen for the project. In reality, singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh will star in the biopic.
According to a tabloid storey, the biopic’s producers were looking for an actor who could also sing. Imtiaz Ali’s project is unique, and he needed someone who could embody the character. When Diljit Dosanjh was approached, he was quickly on board because Chamkila is one of his musical heroes. According to reports, the Punjabi singer-actor would also perform some original songs written by Amar Singh Chamkila.
The film’s rights have been purchased by Imtiaz Ali. Over the last year, he has been paying monthly visits to Chamkila’s son Jaiman Chamkila’s home in Ludhiana, keeping the family informed about the biopic’s progress. Despite the fact that the film will be a mix of facts and fantasy, Imtiaz Ali will make it a commercial success. He has finished scripting and has made changes to it throughout time. The plot will include Amar Singh Chamkila’s love life, controversies, music, and assassination. Window Seat Films will produce the film in collaboration with Reliance Entertainment.
Amar Singh Chamkila was a songwriter, musician, and composer for the uninitiated. He was a Punjabi performer who went by the stage name Chamkila and was widely considered as one of the best Punjab had ever produced. His music reflected his surroundings to a large extent. The songs were a satirical look at Punjabi culture. ‘Takue Te Takua’ and ‘Pehle Lalkare Naal’ are two of his most well-known singles.
Chamkila and his wife Amarjot, as well as two members of his band, were ruthlessly killed and gunned down on March 8, 1988, in the most tragic turn of events. According to reports, a group of armed youngsters on motorcycles opened fire, killing all of them. No arrests were made at the time and the case has been unsolved to date.