Kaur Singh's Biopic: Only Indian Boxer Who Put Up a Fight With Late Legend Muhammad Ali In the Pipeline
Kaur Singh was the only Indian boxer to ever fight the champion and now a biopic is being made on him. The upcoming project will race the life story of Singh.
Biopics are a common phenomenon in Indian cinema. From Ranbir Kapoor winning the hearts of his fans through the film on Sanjay Dutt’s life Sanju to Parineeti Chopra gearing up for an autobiographical film on famous Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal, the genre is finally being experimented with a lot in Bollywood. Another biopic has been announced now! Late legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was known by the world to be undefeatable. And so, there weren’t many who put up a fight with him. Apparently, Kaur Singh was the only Indian boxer to ever fight the champion and now a biopic is being made on him. The upcoming project will race the life story of Singh.
Titled Padma Shri Kaur Singh, the film will trace ups and downs of the heavyweight boxer. The film stars Karam Batth, who underwent rigorous boxing training in Canada for eight months before shooting for the movie. It also features actors including Prabh Grewal, Baninder Bunny, Sukhbir Gill, Sukhwinder Chahal, Malkeet Rauni, Seema Kaushal, and Gurpreet Bhangu.
Shooting for the film has been completed and the post-production work has already started, said Gurlove Singh Ratol, co-producer and partner in Slay Records, who are developing the project. Ratol said, "I was looking for the right story for my company Slay Records'' debut production. Fortunately, I came across a very strong concept in the form of Padma Shri Kaur Singh – a story of a forgotten hero from Punjab. There's more to his story than just his sporting life. We are eager to bring out this emotional journey of a sportsman on celluloid." The film has been shot in various parts of Indian Punjab and is slated to release in the first half of 2020. This week, Nehwal also opened up about how excited she is to watch Parineeti essay her life on-screen.