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DYK Sridevi wanted to do a film with Chamkila?

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Diljit Dosanjh

has been receiving a lot of appreciation for his portrayal of

Amar Singh Chamkila

in the recently released

Imtiaz Ali

directorial.

Parineeti Chopra

also starred in the biography of the famous

Punjabi singer

.
However, did you know that the late Punjabi singer was once offered to do a film with Sridevi? Yes, you read that right! According to a report from India Today, Amar Singh Chamkila’s fame and charm were so immense that even the iconic actress, Sridevi, expressed interest in collaborating with him.

As per a close friend of the actor,

Sawarn Siviam

,

Sridevi

admired Amar Singh Chamkila and wished for him to star as the hero in one of her films.

Chamkila declined the offer, citing his lack of proficiency in Hindi to the late actress. Despite Sridevi’s suggestion for

language training

, he declined, citing financial concerns of losing Rs. 10 lakh. Sridevi also expressed interest in collaborating on a Punjabi film with Chamkila, which unfortunately never materialised.

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In the interview, Amar Singh Chamkila’s friend described the singer as a “gem of a person.” Recounting an incident from 1986, the friend mentioned that Chamkila visited his home to see his sick mother and generously gave them Rs. 10,000, a significant sum at that time.

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