Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan to reunite after ‘Love Aaj Kal’ for the Amar Singh Chamkila biopic by Imtiaz Ali? Singer’s son likes it – Exclusive! – Times of India


So, we have a big scoop on Imtiaz Ali‘s next which is a biopic of the singer Amar Singh Chamkila. As you know, Ranbir Kapoor is not in the race for the role as it might get into the ‘Rockstar’ space. You had also heard that Imtiaz perhaps had Ayushmann Khurrana in mind. But do you know what Amar Singh Chamkila’s son Jaiman wants? “I would prefer Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan to play my parents,” Jamain says rather emphatically to ETimes exclusively.

And how did this thought come to him? Where does it stem from? Well, ETimes is breaking the secret that Imtiaz had kept close to his heart so far. About 8-10 days ago, Imtiaz jetted off to meet Jaiman in his house in Ludhiania (see pic below). Further talking to us, Jaiman confirmed, “Yes, Imtiaz Ali had come over, he was here for 3-4 hours and he wanted as much information as possible about my Dad and I gave it to him, as much as I remembered; after all, I was just 4 when my father passed away.”

So, did Jaiman officially give his permission to Imtiaz during this visit? Replied Jaiman, “That was given earlier. Imtiaz had sent someone from his team sometime ago and I was happy to say yes. There will be a few modifications done though to make a nice film but I am okay with that.”

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Jaiman further said that he had heard that Ranbir Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana were being considered to play his father’s role. “But Imtiaz Ali had brought sketches of Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan and I liked those. Kartik looked similar to my father in that sketch. But let’s see. The cast is certainly not final. It will be announced in due course.”

But isn’t it clear that Kartik and Sara are the frontrunners in this race and if they reach the winning line ahead of their counterparts, this will be their second outing with Imtiaz Ali- the previous being ‘Love Aaj Kal’ that hit theatres in February 2020.

About Amar Singh Chamkila:

Amar Singh Chamkila (21 July 1960 – 8 March 1988) was an Indian singer, songwriter, musician, and composer of Punjabi music. Chamkila and his wife Amarjot were killed, along with two members of their band on 8 March 1988 in an assassination which remains unsolved. Regarded as one of the best live stage performers that Punjab has ever produced and extremely popular with the village audience, his best-known hits include ‘Pehle Lalkare Naal’ and his devotional songs ‘Baba Tera Nankana’ and ‘Talwar Main Kalgidhar Di’. He became more famous as a result of his first ever recorded song ‘Takue Te Takua’.

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