After much buzz and speculation, Diljit Dosanjh has confirmed his next project with director Ali Abbas Zafar, set in the time of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Titled Jogi, the Hindi film narrates a story of resilient friendship and courage in times of adversity set in 1984 in Delhi.
Diljit Dosanjh is glad that Jogi will open in the OTT space, which he says will widen its reach and impact.
Diljit said: “The year of my birth is 1984 as well. I have grown up hearing about real-life experiences and stories about the riots and the era.
“In fact, I had even made a Punjabi film, Punjab 1984, sometime back, which won a National Film Award as well.
“So, the subject is really important for me, and Ali sir has picked the right story.”
The Netflix film, which was shot in India during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, will release on September 16, and the singer-actor shares:
“It’s such a right move. Coming on an OTT platform will widen the reach of the story, and that has been the reason for me to do this project.”
Jogi might be about the 1984 era, but according to Diljit, it hasn’t lost its importance.
The Honsla Rakh actor adds: “It is very important for us to tell the story of the incident to the people.