Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu starrer ‘Soorma’, has been postponed and will hit the theaters on July 13, 2018. The Shaad Ali directorial was earlier supposed to release on June 29. The makers of the biopic that is based on legendary Hockey player Sandeep Singh Singh’s life journey took the decision to avoid clash with Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic, which is releasing on June 29.

Filmmaker Shaad Ali, who is directing a biopic for the first time said, “Biopic as a genre has a very broad framework. First thing is that one gets always attracted towards the story that has to be told. Your intention with biopics is to stay true to the story. I am approaching this film as a human story. I am telling Sandeep Singh’s story through this film and not focusing on hockey.”

Talking about his experience while shooting for ‘Soorma’, Diljit had earlier told DNA After Hrs, “It’s a great responsibility playing a real-life character because the person has reached a certain position after undergoing a lot of things.” (Also Read: Soorma: Angad Bedi and Diljit Dosanjh turn best buddies with their real-life avatars)

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‘Soorma’ is based on Sandeep Singh a legendary Hockey player and the ex-Captain of the Indian National Hockey Team. He has been hailed as one of the world’ most dangerous drag-flickers of all time with drag speeds of over 145 km/hr which led to his nickname, ‘Flicker Singh’. Singh was almost paralysed and on wheel chair for two years of his life after a shooting accident. He recovered from that grave injury and established himself again in the team.

‘Soorma’ also stars Chitrangda Singh and Deepak Singh. It will now clash with Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor starrer ‘Fanne Khan’ that is releasing on July 13, 2018.