From ‘rock star’ to actor: Dera Sacha Sauda chief changes roles

Acts in Hindi film which will be dubbed in several languages, to be released in Jan.

Written by Varinder Bhatia | Chandigarh | Updated: August 28, 2014 10:32 am
Dera chief is currently busy shooting for a Hindi movie that has him in the lead. Dera chief is currently busy shooting for a Hindi movie that has him in the lead.

After rock music, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda, is all set to make his debut in films. The 47-year-old dera chief is currently busy shooting for a Hindi movie that has him in the lead.

The film, whose title is yet to be made public, is expected to hit the theatres in January next year, sources in the dera said. They said it will be a mix of spirituality and entertainment, with a social message at the end. It will also cover several social initiatives in which the dera is involved, they said.

The movie will have five or six songs — all written and sung by the dera chief himself. The sources said Singh has also given the storyline for the movie, which is funded by the dera itself and is being directed by Jeetu Arora, who has directed several television serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Sources said Singh has also directed the movie in bits and parts.

A Malayalee actress, who has acted in several South Indian movies as well as popular Hindi serials, is playing the lead opposite the dera chief. The dera authorities refused to divulge details of the script or and the name of actress.

A highlight of the movie will be a sequence on a live concert. “Guruji held a three-day concert at the Shah Satnam Ji Stadium in Sirsa from August 16. It was attended by around 1.25 lakh followers. The concert will be part of the movie,” a source revealed.

Through the movie, the dera plans to reach the international audience. “The movie will be dubbed in several Indian languages and will be released in theatres across the country. For the international audience, it will be dubbed in English as well,” the dera source added.

The dera chief had recently thrown hints. “The movie is aimed at generating awareness about the various humanitarian drives…. While the storyline draws completely from the truth, all the ingredients of action, suspense and drama are being added to make it interesting,” Singh had said.

Director Arora, who has worked with several Bollywood stars, is confident the movie will click. “It is a very rich project. I can only see a superhit in the making,” he said.

On the acting skills of the dera chief, Arora added, “As an actor, he is superb. I can say that he is a one-take actor. His dialogues and emotions flow so naturally that you don’t even realise he is acting.”

The shooting crew along with the technical experts, around 60 of them, are camping in the dera these days. The movie has so far been shot in and around Sirsa. A few sequences will be shot in southern parts of the country, sources said.

“Due to our hectic work schedules, we are accustomed to smoking and drinking after we are done for the day. However, it has been nearly 16 days since we are shooting here in the dera, and none of us has touched cigarettes or drinks,” a crew member said.

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First Published on: August 28, 2014 2:23 am
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    aa
    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:16 am
    Movie on humanity.. seems to be interesting..waiting eagerly to get it released.. will for sure see it ..
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      angad
      Sep 12, 2014 at 2:02 am
      :www.dailymail.co.uk/ind...
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        Aashish Bhardwaj
        Sep 18, 2014 at 7:09 am
        Likewise rocked the music industry this movie rocked the w film industry... not only Indian film industry this movie rock international film industry
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          CAT
          Sep 1, 2014 at 8:25 am
          not a drama ......its REALITY
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            Devender Insan
            Aug 28, 2014 at 5:40 am
            we are waiting this movie Dhan dhan satguru tera hi aasra
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              eban
              Sep 2, 2014 at 2:14 pm
              its a news of immense pleasure dat the first tym in history a spiritual guru is going to teach the world with such a way dat is liked by almost the people of every age group i.e. movie..I salute ur thinking Sir
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                edwin
                Sep 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm
                HE is perfect in each role.. feeling excited for the movie
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                  edwin
                  Sep 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm
                  curiousity is increasing day by day.......waiting fr the release....gonna see first day first showww....
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                    elgin
                    Sep 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm
                    something creative n real..
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                      meenu
                      Dec 17, 2014 at 11:45 am
                      A saint? Who likes to call himself god....dresses like a god.....want to be a singer actor director ......wear shorts??What a joke....A black mark on the name of all saints....
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                        meenu
                        Dec 17, 2014 at 11:42 am
                        This shows the ilteracy of indian people...he is not god and not even his messenger......god is in our heart.....stop increasing his bank balance.....a stupidity is being praised.....foolishness
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                          Nabah
                          Aug 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm
                          Waiting eagerly for this fantastic movie...
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                            Jwala
                            Aug 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm
                            This movie will play a big role in improving the social life of people..Hats off to guru ji..
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                              raaj
                              Aug 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm
                              I am ured movie gonna break all records.It gonna break audience viewing records.It gonna break all earning records may be over 1000 crore.It has already break record of being 1.25 lakh people in single shot of a song.The movie gonna be a trend setter for bollywood as its totally based on humanity and welfare and will show a new path to society too.
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                                raaj
                                Aug 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm
                                No doubt..
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                                  babagiri
                                  Dec 8, 2014 at 10:36 am
                                  why didn't the parliament pes a law to castrate all these practicing and aspiring BABA-JI, which I think will solve half of the nuisances
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                                    Gurpal Sandhu
                                    Sep 17, 2014 at 11:25 am
                                    fantastic thought and great job
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                                      Heena Goyal
                                      Sep 17, 2014 at 12:11 pm
                                      Eagerly Waiting for this great movie for new revolution.
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                                        parteek
                                        Sep 18, 2014 at 8:22 am
                                        This movie will bring the true revolution in film industries and people life.
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                                          parteek
                                          Sep 18, 2014 at 8:21 am
                                          This will be the movie which all family members can see together.
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                                            neha
                                            Oct 1, 2014 at 5:11 am
                                            None other can do this...hatts off to our ROCKSTAR Papa Ji..
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