Gippy Grewal all set to star in war biopic 'Subedar Joginder Singh'

| Updated: Jun 21, 2017 23:39 IST

New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): After enthralling the audiences with his outstanding performance in the wedding-based flick 'Manje Bistre,' Punjabi superstar Gippy Grewal is all set to feature in a first ever war biopic of Punjabi film industry, titled 'Subedar Joginder Singh.' The film will be a biopic on the life of Subedar Joginder Singh, who was awarded the highest gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra for single-handedly crushing waves of Chinese attack at Bumla, Tawang in the Indo-China war of 1962. Talking about the film, the 'Carry On Jatta' actor said, "I wasn't even aware of this son of our soil till I was offered the biopic. The script moved me. It's a challenging role. I have to lose 10 Kg weight and then gain 30 Kg weight. It's history that we're delving into, so we have to be doubly careful about facts and the way we present it." "It's a massive responsibility to play the part well, to blend in the right amount of emotions given the current state of affairs in the sub-continent," he added. Directed by Simarjit Singh, the film, which is based on the deep rooted theme of Sikh bravery and martyrdom, is being produced by Sumeet Singh CEO of Unisys Infosolutions and Saga music. The flick, which also stars actress Aditi Sharma in a pivotal role, will feature the biggest ensemble cast from the Punjabi films and music industry to create this first ever magnum opus on war. The film that will pay tribute to the biggest wartime hero Subedar Joginder Singh is slated to hit the theatres on 15th August, 2018. The forthcoming biopic is likely to go on floors next month in Rajasthan.(ANI)