Updated: March 29, 2018 10:39:59 am
Actor Diljit Dosanjh pushed himself to extremes to achieve the physique of an athlete for Soorma, an upcoming biopic on hockey player Sandeep Singh. Soorma tells the story of Singh, a professional hockey player and former captain of the Indian national team.
Singh was seriously injured after hit by an accidental gunshot in a train in 2006 but he did not give up and continued playing. Diljit, who essays Singh in the film, not only got trained by the former captain but also underwent a physical transformation to look like him.
The actor said, “The role was extremely draining with so much intense training. Physically, it was very tough. I had a lot of problems post shooting the film. When I was shooting, I had stopped consuming sugar, I used to eat salt very less”.
The Udta Punjab actor says once the shoot was over, his body started reacting a bit negatively. “Because we wanted the physique of an athlete in a very short time, I pushed my body a lot to achieve that result. When the film got over and I started eating normally, I got swelling on my hands, face and all over the body. There was a reaction. When you reduce the intake of salt, the water in your body doesn’t stay and you get cramps,” he said.
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Talking about his training period under the guidance of Sandeep Singh, Diljit had earlier quipped, “I have not played any games so far. I feel hockey is a tough game. I am very happy that in the second year of my acting career in Bollywood I got to do a biopic. We all have worked really hard.”
Diljit, 34, has no qualms about it and says a film like that required him to push limits. Directed by Shaad Ali, the film also features Taapsee Pannu as Diljit’s onscreen love interest.
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