Randeep Hooda offered an apology to Guru Granth Sahib
As of now, the film is shelved. Besides, Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Kesari’ was shot on the same theme as the last battle before the Tirah campaign between the British Raj and the Afghan tribes in 1897.
Randeep shared his gratitude for this film which gave him a close understanding of Sikhs and Sikhism.
Talking about the same, the actor said, “I put in a lot of effort (for the film), quit smoking, and when things didn’t turn out the way we expected, I felt hurt and naked. Even though I suffered losses, I waited three years for the film only because after visiting the memorial I took a vow at the Guru Granth Sahib.”
However, the actor reluctantly had to move on as the film didn’t materialise, “When I had to move forward in life, I visited a Gurudwara to pray where I could only apologize because I had to do my karma and my karma is As an actor I had to keep going.”
Sharing his reason for apologizing to the holy scripture, he further mentioned, “I have apologized to Guru Granth Sahib for not being able to keep my promise not to cut my hair till the film reaches its conclusion. stuck, there would be no Gurnam. This sense of entitlement giving back to people who hurt you in the same way is a bad idea; a negative way to live.”
He also spoke on the subject of the Indian Armed Forces attacking the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984 for “Operation Blue Star” on the orders of the then Prime Minister of India – Indira Gandhi – which ultimately led to the assassination of Gandhi by her own bodyguards. – Satwant and Beant Singh who degenerated into anti-Sikh riots in 1984,
Randeep said. “It was a very unfortunate time. Whatever happened to Harminder Sahib (Golden Temple), it was very unfortunate that it should not have happened. Whenever I visit that place, I get chills just to imagine what it must have gone through.”
The ‘Extraction’ star will be seen in Punjab 2006 OTT show ‘Cat’ essaying the role of a Sikh and a police mole who worked during the 1980s insurgency and returns to espionage to save his brother and infiltrate a narcotics ring. which hits Netflix on December 9th.
“I am very happy that the people of Punjab will be able to see me as a Sikh. A Sikh is called a Sikh because in literature a Sikh is a student and that is me, a student in life and therefore I am a Sikh,” he added.
Produced by Movie Tunnel Productions in association with Jelly Bean Entertainment and Panchali Chakraverty, the Netflix original series also stars Suvinder Vicky, Manish Gulati, Hasleen Kaur, Geeta Aggarwal, Daksh Ajit Singh, Sukhwinder Chahal, KP Singh, Kavya Thapar, Danish Sood, and Pramod Pathal.