Diljit Dosanjh is stepping into the shoes of this iconic musician Amar Singh Chamkila. Read to know the details below:
Prepare to witness the sensational transformation of Diljit Dosanjh as he takes on the role of the legendary Amar Singh Chamkila in an exciting new venture. Which is slated for release in 2024. This anticipated biographical film revolves around the life of Punjab’s highest-selling musician, who, despite a relatively short career, remains an iconic figure in the sphere of Punjabi music. Amar Singh Chamkila’s extraordinary journey was previously explored in the thought-provoking mockumentary “Mehsampur” directed by Kabir Singh Chowdhry, which hit the screens in 2018. The upcoming biopic will also feature Parineeti Chopra as Amarjot, and the music will be composed by the legendary AR Rahman. This tale is set to grace the screens of Netflix next year.
About Amar Singh Chamkila
Born as Dhani Ram in July 1960, Amar Singh Chamkila hailed from the village of Dugri near Ludhiana. Growing up as the youngest son of Kartar Kaur and Hari Singh Sandila, he initially aspired to become an electrician after completing his primary education at a local school. However, circumstances led him to find employment at a cloth mill in Ludhiana. But destiny pushed him into the world of music.
In the late 1970s, Dhani Ram embraced his stage name, Amar Singh Chamkila. Teaming up with vocalist Surinder Sonia, he penned and performed eight memorable duets that were compiled into the immensely successful album “Takue Te Takua” in 1980. This venture gave Chamkila overnight stardom. Subsequently, he embarked on short-lived collaborations with renowned artists such as Miss Usha Kiran and Amar Noorie. However, it was his encounter with singer Amarjot Kaur in the mid-1980s that would prove to be his most significant partnership. Not only did she become his permanent singing companion, but she also became his beloved wife. By the late 1980s, Chamkila made his name as Punjab’s most accomplished singer with over 30 stage performances per month. His music resonated deeply, especially within the rural communities of the state.
Tragic Demise and Unsolved Mystery:
On March 8, 1988, tragedy struck as Chamkila and Amarjot were slated to enthrall audiences in Mehsampur. As they exited their vehicle at the venue around 2 pm, they were mercilessly attacked by assaulters on motorcycles. The couple sustained fatal injuries, while other members also suffered harm. Despite investigations suggesting possible militant involvement, the case remained unsolved, and no arrests were ever made. Talking about Diljit Dosanjh it will be exciting to see him in the upcoming venture as Chamkila.