Although Navaniat Singh’s Punjabi SINGHAM, which is the official remake of Ajay Devgn’s Hindi Singham, has retained the same characterisation as that of the original yet there’s some slight difference when it comes to naming them!
Just as Ajay Devgn, who played Bajirao Singham, and villain Prakash Raj who essayed Jaykant Shikre, Punjabi Singham also has the protagonist as Parmish Verma and a strong antagonist in Kartar Cheema. However, in our Parmish Verma’s Singham, the name of the male lead is DILSHER and not ‘Singham’. Surprised?
Well confirmed sources suggest that in Punjabi SINGHAM, Singham will be the name of the village and not the lead actor (a fictitious village created in Amritsar). Kartar Cheema would be essaying the role of Shikre, which was portrayed by Prakash Raj in the Hindi version.
Speaking in an interview, Kartar Cheema confirmed, “Yes, I am playing the conniving politician-cum-don, ‘Bhullar’ in the film.” Playing the female lead Nikky from the Hindi version, is Sonam Bajwa.
It has also come into picture that Ajay Devgn, along with the production team, had a discussion over changing the names of characters. “Since it’s in Punjabi, the film has to reflect Punjabi culture. That’s why the decision was taken for certain alterations,” a news report quotes. Apart from Amritsar, the film will be shot in villages and rural belt near Chandigarh.
It is also learnt that the same action master PK who choreographed the stunts in the Hindi Singham has been roped in for its Punjabi counterpart as well.