Indian Hockey legend, Sandeep Singh is extremely excited for his biopic ‘Soorma’ starring Diljit Dosanjh. The hockey legend feels that this soon to be released movie is a story of his struggles. From emerging as one of the best hockey players to rising back after being shot, Sandeep’s life story depicts his struggle at every turn of his life.
Recently, the hockey star Sandeep Singh was interviewed at PTC Punjabi and was asked a few questions related to his family and game. Here is how he answered to these questions:
Talking about his life struggles, Sandeep Singh aka ‘Flicker Singh’ says that he was the apple of his parent’s eyes. He was the youngest member of the family and was also very close to his elder brother ‘Vikram Singh’. His family never believed that he can be so strong and can play a game in such different shape.
Sandeep’s father was a Kabbadi player so they never played hockey when he was a kid. Hockey stick came to their family for the first time when his elder brother, Vikram Singh, started playing hockey. Now, hockey has stayed in their family for life long.
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Sandeep also says that he was a very reserve guy, and his family used to push him to go to play outside. He never knew that he will ever be a hockey player because he was very lazy. But there came a time when he found that to be identified you should reach a desired level. He started playing hockey to impress a girl and then started playing for his country.
There came a time when he was disappointed with his game and started playing ‘Javelin’, which gave him the foot work he used in his game every time. Then, he started talking about the injury he suffered and due to which his life and game were under risk. Sandeep was shot with a bullet while travelling in a train 12 years back, after which he was paralyzed for 2 years. But his determination brought him back to the game, and he won several medals for our country.
Soorma is a true story inspired by his biopic and is directed by Shaad Ali who has tried his best to keep the film as real as possible. The film has been shot in Sandeep’s hometown Shahabad to capture the real essence of his struggle.