By | September 13, 2022

Retelling the 1984 anti-Sikh riots with Jogi, Diljit says he trusted Zafar’s delicate method

Diljit Dosanjh within the movie

Nearly eight years after he fronted Punjab 1984 (2014), Diljit Dosanjh is able to revisit the topic of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots with Jogi. This time round, the actor has collaborated with director Ali Abbas Zafar as they research the aftermath of the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, by means of the lens of three buddies in Delhi. The Netflix movie traces Jogi — essayed by Dosanjh — who makes an attempt to flee the capital and take his household to Punjab, within the wake of violence in opposition to the group.

Ali Abbas ZafarAli Abbas Zafar

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Given the delicate nature of the story, the director’s remedy of the topic was of significant significance to Dosanjh. He says that he discovered a like-minded artiste in Zafar. “Working with Ali paaji and Himanshu paaji [Kishan Mehra, producer] on this undertaking was a [dream] collaboration. As a group, they’re at all times in sync, and for an artiste, it’s relieving when the method of filmmaking is pleasing. It can be crucial that the story is alleged in a reputable and delicate method, and I’m glad that Ali paaji and Himanshu paaji perceive this,” says the actor. The September 16 launch additionally stars Kumud Mishra, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Hiten Tejwani and Amyra Dastur. 

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