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Late singer Amar Singh Chamkila’s life has been the talk of the town ever since Imtiaz Ali brought his story to life. The biographical drama stars Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. While the film is receiving rave response, his close friend Sawarn Siviam shared an interesting anecdote. He revealed how Sridevi was interested in doing a movie with Amar Singh Chamkila but the singer had refused.

Here’s why Amar Singh Chamkila said no to Sridevi

An old interview of Chamkila’s friend Sawarn Sivia re-surfaced on YouTube, with India Today reporting that Sridevi once wanted to work with the famous Punjabi singer. He shared, “Sridevi was a fan of Amar Singh Chamkila. She asked him to be her hero in a film. But he told her, ‘I can’t speak Hindi’. She offered to get him training in the language within a month, but he refused, saying, ‘I will lose Rs 10 lakh in that one month’. Sridevi agreed to do a Punjabi film with him, but it couldn’t happen.”

About Amar Singh Chamkila

Talking about Imtiaz’s latest directorial venture, the biographical drama is about Punjab’s most popular singer of the turbulent 80s, who was heralded as the ‘Elvis of Punjab’. However, he was killed at the age of 27 along with his wife Amarjot Singh for singing songs people claimed were vulgar and spoiled society. Praising Diljit’s performance, a part of Bollywood Bubble review read, “Diljit Dosanjh is the heart of Amar Singh Chamkila. Given he is himself a great and popular singer, it seems very easy and natural for him. You can see how he adapts the character and how he is living it to the fullest onscreen.”

Also Read: Imtiaz Ali recalls casting Diljit Dosanjh for Amar Singh Chamkila; says, “Shah Rukh Khan once told me he’s the best actor in the country”

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