Diljit Dosanjh’s ‘Soorma’ has a decent first Weekend at the box office

Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu had a slow start at the box office with a collection of 3.20 crores on the first day (Friday). The film later went on to collect 5.05 crores on Saturday and 5.60 crores on Sunday respectively.

With an opening of 20%-25% on its first day, the film stands with a grand total of 13.85 crores after the first weekend. The box office collection of the film was affected by the FIFA final match between France and Croatia.

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The film is currently facing a tough competition from Ranbir Kapoor‘s ‘Sanju’ and Hollywood film ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ at the ticket windows.

Diljit Dosanjh, whose performance as hockey champ Sandeep Singh is winning exceptional laurels, said that ‘Soorma’ is a role of a lifetime.

“I knew ‘Soorma’ was a role of a lifetime. I am ashamed to say that when Shaad Sir (director Shaad Ali) came to me with the project I did not know anything about Sandeep Paaji. It’s a shame that we do not give the same respect and position to hockey as we do to other games in the country,” says Diljit regretfully as he embarks on a new phase in his acting career.”

The preparations to play the part took Diljit right into the field.

“A role like ‘Soorma’ happens once in a lifetime. I learnt to play hockey from scratch. And it had to be hockey on a competent level. I was playing Sandeep Singh. I couldn’t afford to look like an amateur.

“I learnt the game from Sandeep Paaji and his elder brother (Bikram Singh). By the time I was ready to face the camera I was confident of my game,” said Diljit.

The film also features Angad Bedi in a lead role.

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