Mumbai: To reminisce about the life and achievements of Indian heavyweight champion Boxer Kaur Singh, Slay Records is coming up with his biopic. The shoot for the movie has recently been wrapped up and the post-production has already started, informed Gurlove Singh Ratol, co-producer and Partner in Slay Records. The film has been titled ‘Padma Shri Kaur Singh’
Kaur Singh is the only boxer from India to have ever fought against the greatest boxer ever – Muhammad Ali. A Padma Shri and Arjuna Award recipient, Kaur Singh represented India in 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He won three gold medals for India in Asian Boxing Championship and Asian Games in1982.
Elaborating on how the team came up with the idea of making a biopic on this long-forgotten legend, Gurlove says, “I was looking for the right story for my company Slay Records’ debut production. Fortunately, I came across a very strong concept in the form of ‘Padma Shri Kaur Singh’ – a story of a forgotten hero from Punjab. Kaur Singh ji had won 11 Gold medals for India including Asian Games heavyweight gold, Delhi in 1982. Singh is the only boxer from India who fought against boxing legend Muhammad Ali. But there’s more to his story than just his sporting life. We are eager to bring out this emotional journey of a sportsman on celluloid.”
Co-Producer and Partner in Slay Records Kanwarnihal Singh Gill states “As soon as I and Gurlove were narrated Kaur Singh’ inspiring story, we were sure that we will be a parr of this film. We had selected this story in January 2019. It has been shot in various parts of Punjab and we are planning a worldwide release in the first quarter of 2020.”
The film stars Karam Batth, who underwent boxing training in Canada for 8 months before shooting for the movie, in the lead. Also, the movie features actors including Prabh Grewal, Baninder Bunny, Sukhbir Gill, Avisaar, Sukhwinder Chahal, Malkeet Rauni, Seema Kaushal, Gurpreet Bhangu among others in substantial roles.
The movie is slated to release by March 2020.