Actor Angad Bedi will soon commence shooting for a biopic on Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh. Directed by Shaad Ali the film stars Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu in the lead.
Angad will be seen portraying the character of a hockey player and elder brother of Sandeep Singh which is being played by Diljit Dosanjh. Last week Angad started his training as the hockey player with none other Sandeep Singh himself who has been flown down to train the actors. The game requires the high level of energy and stamina but for Angad, being trained as an athlete since a young age came very handy.
Angad was seen practicing hockey like any other professional player that impressed the hockey skipper.
All the three actors will be seen in the role of a sport player on screen for the first time.
"Hockey is a tough sport and Angad is giving it his all. Bikramjeet (Sandeep’s brother) himself will jump into the field soon to train Angad in his style of playing. For now, Sandeep is making him go through the drill of professional hockey, teaching him how to dribble and other techniques while sharing anecdotes about him and his brother," informs a source.
The biopic reunites director Shaad with his mentor Gulzar, who has penned the lyrics for all his five directorial, from SAATHIYA to OK JAANU. "An important part of the narrative revolves around the two brothers with the elder one making Sandeep realise what hockey really means to him. Bikramjeet trained him in the early years," a source added further.
Angad will begin readings with Diljit and Taapsee soon and is expected to start shooting by the month-end.