The much-awaited biopic of the legendary Punjabi singer and songwriter, Amar Singh Chamkila, is all set to win the hearts of fans worldwide. Ludhiana’s Civil Judge Senior Division, Sumit Makkar, has lifted the ban on the film, giving relief to the film’s lead actors Diljit Dosanjh, Parineeti Chopra, and producer Imtiaz Ali.
Earlier, the sons of late filmmaker Gurdev Singh Randhawa, Gurjit Randhawa, and Ishpadip Singh Randhawa had filed a petition in the Ludhiana court claiming the rights to make a biopic on the life of late Amar Singh Chamkila. They stated that Chamkila’s wife, Gurmail Kaur, had granted the rights to make a biopic of her husband to their father on October 12, 2012, for a sum of Rs 5 lakh.
However, during the hearing, Civil Judge Senior Division Sumit Makkar rejected the petitioner’s stay application, paving the way for the release of the much-anticipated film. With the legal hurdle out of the way, the audience can now enjoy the film on their preferred OTT platform.
The film, titled ‘Chamkila,’ revolves around the life and career of Amar Singh Chamkila, who was a prominent Punjabi singer, songwriter, and musician. He was known for his unique style and controversial lyrics, which earned him a massive fan following. Chamkila’s life was tragically cut short in 1988 when he was assassinated at the age of 27, along with his wife and fellow singer, Amarjot Kaur.
Diljit Dosanjh, a renowned Punjabi singer and actor, will be essaying the role of Amar Singh Chamkila, while Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra will be playing the role of his wife, Amarjot Kaur. The film is produced by Imtiaz Ali, a prominent Indian film producer, and director known for his work in Bollywood films like ‘Jab We Met,’ ‘Love Aaj Kal,’ and ‘Rockstar.’Fans of Chamkila and the lead actors are eagerly awaiting the release of the film, which promises to be an intriguing insight into the life of the iconic Punjabi singer. The film’s release date is yet to be announced, but with the ban lifted, it is expected to hit the screens and OTT platforms soon.