Harrdy Sandhu talks about his journey from U-19 World Cup to 83 the film

written by Ritika Nath | December 04, 2021

Harrdy Sandhu, the popular Punjabi singer who has made the nation groove on his recent release ‘Bijlee Bijlee’ is also a former cricketer who was selected for India's U-19 World Cup team. Harrdy Sandhu is all set to mark his Bollywood debut with sports drama 83. In the film, he plays renowned cricketer Madan Lal, and he discusses how injuries hampered his career on the field, but his dream of becoming an actor was realized.

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"I started out as a fast bowler and was selected for India's under-19 cricket World Cup team," Harrdy Sandhu said of his passion for cricket. Unfortunately, I injured my elbow during training, and despite my best efforts to get it treated, all efforts were in vain. Then I went to Australia on a student visa to figure out my next chapter in life and settle down. When nothing seemed to be working out, I began driving taxis to make ends meet."

Harrdy Sandhu is known for his amazing Punjabi hits like ‘Naah’, Kya Baat Ay, Horn Blow, and many more. He states that he got a break for his song ‘Soch’ in 2013.

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"In February 2019, I was only in Chandigarh for a day and I randomly got a call from Ammy Virk (he was one of the first few actors to be confirmed for '83') saying, 'Come down to the restaurant of your building, I have to make you meet someone," Harrdy Sandhu explained.

That's how I first met Kabir Khan sir and Balwinder Sandhu ji. We discussed how '83 is shaping up, and they asked if I could imitate Madan Lal ji's bowling motion. Madan Lal ji, who was also a fast bowler, had coached me at an NCB camp, so I thought I could do it."

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"I practiced a lot and sent them a video of myself bowling as Madan Lal Ji, but I didn't hear back for a long time." One fine day, I received word from my team that they admired the dexterity with which I pulled it off, and that's how I ended up as a member of '83.' "I'm overjoyed that it's finally happening after so many delays!" Harrdy stated.

83' is a sports drama directed by Kabir Khan based on the Indian cricket team's historic World Cup victory in 1983. Ranveer Singh, Ammy Virk, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Deepika Padukone, Harrdy Sandhu, and other actors appear in the film. On December 24, it will be released in theatres.

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