The teaser of Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra starrer Amar Singh Chamkila is out. The film directed by Imtiaz Ali is an untold true story of Punjabi rockstar Amar Singh Chamkila who was assassinated at the age of 27. Chamkila is known to be the highest record selling artist of his time.
AR Rahman will helm the music for the film. Dosanjh and Chopra have lent their voices to a few songs in the film.
Talking about the film, Ali said, “Making Amar Singh Chamkila on the life of the iconic music star of the masses has been a unique journey for me. I could not have asked for better actors than the immensely talented Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra to play in this film, especially since it involves some live singing. The film follows the crazed popularity of Chamkila’s daring songs that society could neither ignore nor swallow. Having Netflix as a partner, I am humbled to take our story to millions of viewers not only in India but around the globe.”
Talking about the film, Dosanjh said, "Playing Amar Singh Chamkila has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life, and I am thrilled to be returning to Netflix with yet another exciting story. It has been a pleasure to work with Parineeti and the entire team that has worked extremely hard to bring this beautiful story to life. To be able to sing to Rahman sir's exemplary music was a meditative experience and I hope I have been able to do justice to his vision. Thank you Imtiaz for believing in me for this role."
Chopra added, “It is a privilege to play Amarjot, Chamkila's singing partner and wife in this incredible film and I am truly grateful to Imtiaz sir for this opportunity. Sharing the screen with Diljit has been an immensely enriching experience. For me, singing is a passion and collaborating with the legendary AR Rahman has been a long-awaited dream. With Netflix's global platform, I believe our film will touch hearts far and wide, allowing Chamkila's inspiring tale to resonate with fans worldwide."
Produced by Mohit Choudhary, Select Media Holdings LLP, Saregama and Reliance Entertainment. The film will be released on Netflix in 2024.