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Soorma trailer launch highlights: Diljit Dosanjh gets into the skin of Sandeep Singh

Soorma Movie trailer launch highlights: Want to know what celebrities and fans said about the trailer of Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu starrer Soorma? Here is all that happened at the trailer launch of the Shaad Ali directorial.

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Soorma movie trailer: Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu starrer is slated to release on July 13.

The trailer of Soorma is out. The upcoming sports film, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu, is based on the life of Indian hockey team’s former captain Sandeep Singh.

Sandeep was paralysed and used a wheelchair for two years after an accidental gunshot injured him in 2006. And fighting all odds, he got back on his feet and made a comeback to international hockey in 2008. It was under his captaincy that India won the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and also qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London. Sandeep has also been hailed as one of the most dangerous drag-flickers of all time with drag speeds of over 145 km/hr which led to his nickname, ‘Flicker Singh’.

Also read | It is shameful that I didn’t know about Sandeep Singh’s story: Diljit Dosanjh on Soorma

Directed by Shaad Ali, the Sandeep Singh biopic Soorma will hit screens on July 13.

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Randeep Hooda shared his views on Soorma

Actor Randeep Hooda took to Twitter to praise the trailer of Soorma.

Neha Dhupia was all praise for Soorma trailer

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Soorma

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh shared the Soorma trailer on Twitter.

Sandeep Singh on his romantic life

Sandeep Singh said, "If she hadn't left, Sandeep would not have made a comeback. She made me see my goal."

Chitrangada Singh on Soorma

Actor-turned-producer Chitrangada Singh said, "Somewhere, everybody felt it was our duty to do justice to the man (Sandeep Singh) who has stood alone all the time. When Shaad Ali came on board and took the project, the journey just became smoother. With Diljit and Taapsee, I could not have asked for more."

Taapsee Pannu shared Soorma trailer

Taapsee Pannu on her role in Soorma

When Taapsee Pannu was asked if she ever felt overshadowed as Soorma is hero-centric, she said, "I don't think screen time matters. I registered myself among the audiences even after having just 10 minutes of screen space in Baby. I know, no matter what the time is, once people leave the theater, they will talk about me. I have that confidence as an actor. It is not necessary to be a hero all the time. I have many films coming out this year, so you can wait for them to release. For once, let me be a sundar (beautiful) actor!"

Diljit Dosanjh revealed he has sung a song in Soorma

Diljit Dosanjh revealed that the song has been written by Gulzar and composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. He further added, "When I work, I do not differentiate as a Punjabi film or Bollywood. I feel happy when I am praised on social media for my films. This film has to be watched for Sandeep Singh and the inspiration that he is. It will not necessarily cater to people who have interest in sports but to everyone who has had their low phases in life."

Diljit Dosanjh on signing Soorma

Diljit Dosanjh reveals why he was averse to sign Soorma initially, and how he ultimately accepted to play the role of Sandeep Singh.

Sandeep Singh on Soorma

At the Soorma trailer launch, former hockey player Sandeep Singh said,  "I feel I am reliving my life's difficult moments but through someone else."

Diljit Dosanjh on playing Sandeep Singh in Soorma

At the trailer launch in Mumbai, Diljit Dosanjh said, "They were so convinced. I heard the script and thought it would be wrong if I did not sign the film."

Ali Quli Mirza on Soorma trailer

Ali Quli Mirza wrote on Twitter: "The success, downfall and a phenomenal comeback! The #SoormaTrailer has had me on the edge of my seat leaving me curious about the story of this unsung hero."

Watch: Stars talk about Soorma at trailer launch

Inside Soorma trailer launch

Watch the trailer of Soorma

Angad Bedi on his preparation for Soorma

"Hockey is a different sport. I had to unlearn cricket to learn hockey. It is easier for someone who is not a sportsperson to pick up hockey. They just have to learn it. Both Diljit and I had to do a lot of core exercises -running, jogging, jog while dribbling etc. Lot of preparation was required for this film. Both Sandeep and Bikramjeet have different styles of playing. Bikramjeet is high on energy and I had to observe him in order to play his part right on screen," Angad Bedi told PTI.

Taapsee Pannu on Soorma trailer launch

Taapsee Pannu posted on Twitter: "Excitement galore! There is no better feeling than to be a part of a true story! Bring it on #Soorma #SoormaTrailer. A story we missed once before but this time..... #DontLetThisStoryPass."

Watch: Trailer launch of Soorma

Soorma is written and directed by Shaad Ali. The Diljit Dosanjh, Tapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi starrer is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Chitrangda Singh and Deepak Singh.