Parineeta Chopra and Diljit Dosanjh come together for Imtiaz Ali’s Amar Singh Chamkila

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Get ready for Imtiaz Ali’s latest directorial spectacle, starring Diljit Dosanjh! Said to be a cinematic experience like no other, the film which also stars Parineeti Chopra, premieres on Netflix April 12th. Amar Singh Chamkila charts the untold true story of Punjab’s original rockstar of the masses, the highest record-selling artist of his time, Amar Singh Chamkila, often referred to as the “Elvis Presley of Punjab.”

Shot in real locations, the film promises to transport the audiences to the vibrant and rhythmic world of Punjab’s folk music, right to the rustic Akhadaas (live music performances in villages) where Chamkila’s voice would once soar.

With the maestro AR Rahman helming the music for the film and Irshad Kamil penning the lyrics, fans will once again get to witness the magic of a Rahman – Imtiaz – Irshad collaboration. Adding to the excitement, both Diljit and Parineeti have lent their voices to some of the songs! What is really cool is that for the first time, the film will showcase live music recordings done on locations capturing the rawness and the exuberance of each moment as Diljit and Parineeti sing live in the Akhadaas.

Director Imtiaz Ali said, “Making Amar Singh Chamkila on the life of the iconic music star of the masses has been a unique journey for me. I could not have asked for better actors than the immensely talented Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra to play in this film, especially since it involves some live singing. The film follows the crazed popularity of Chamkila’s daring songs that society could neither ignore nor swallow. Having Netflix as a partner, I am humbled to take our story to millions of viewers not only in India but around the globe.”

Talking about the film, actor Diljit Dosanjh said, “Playing Amar Singh Chamkila has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life, and I am thrilled to be returning to Netflix with yet another exciting story. It has been a pleasure to work with Parineeti and the entire team that has worked extremely hard to bring this beautiful story to life. To be able to sing to Rahman sir’s exemplary music was a meditative experience and I hope I have been able to do justice to his vision. Thank you Imtiaz bhajee for believing in me for this role.”

Actor Parineeti Chopra added, “It is a privilege to play Amarjot, Chamkila’s singing partner and wife in this incredible film and I am truly grateful to Imtiaz sir for this opportunity. Sharing the screen with Diljit has been an immensely enriching experience. For me singing is a passion and to collaborate with the legendary AR Rahman has been a long awaited dream. With Netflix’s global platform, I believe our film will touch hearts far and wide, allowing Chamkila’s inspiring tale to resonate with fans worldwide.”

Get ready to be lost in the magic of music and deep storytelling with Amar Singh Chamkila on April 12th, exclusively on Netflix. Call us intrigued! We cannot wait To see this story play out!

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