Amar Singh Chamkila: Imtiaz Ali Reveals Diljit Dosanjh’s Wig Secret

Amar Singh Chamkila: Imtiaz Ali Reveals Diljit Dosanjh’s Wig Secret. “Amar Singh Chamkila,” the biopic directed by Imtiaz Ali, has been making waves since its release on Netflix in April. The film chronicles the life of the legendary Punjabi musician Amar Singh Chamkila, portrayed brilliantly by Diljit Dosanjh. However, there was a curious question lingering among fans: Did Diljit compromise his iconic turban-clad look for the role? Imtiaz Ali recently shed light on this mystery.

The Turban Dilemma:

Diljit Dosanjh, known for his unwavering commitment to his Sikh identity, had previously stated that he would never remove his turban for any character. Fans assumed that he would sport short hair to play Chamkila. But Imtiaz Ali clarified that this wasn’t the case. Diljit didn’t sacrifice a single hair; instead, he wore a wig for the film.

The Wig Solution:

In an interview, Imtiaz Ali revealed, “I would not want to share his personal details, but yes, Diljit has worn a wig. That wig is like his turban only. He has not sacrificed a single hair for this film. Because he played a character and he knew how Chamkila looked, so he managed to look the part with a wig. He donned the look very sincerely and with very good intentions.”

Naram Kaalja and Old Ladies:

Imtiaz also shared some behind-the-scenes anecdotes, including the making of the song “Naram Kaalja.” The song emerged from improvisation by a group of old ladies on set. When the shot finally cut, Diljit’s face turned red. Imtiaz recalled, “Baap re baap, inn logon ne kaise baatein boldi” (These ladies sang very vulgar songs during festivities). The scene left an indelible mark on the film’s making.


Diljit Dosanjh’s commitment to portraying Amar Singh Chamkila authentically, even without cutting his hair, showcases his dedication as an actor. Imtiaz Ali’s revelation about the wig adds another layer of appreciation for the film. “Amar Singh Chamkila” stands as a testament to both the artist’s talent and the director’s vision.

In summary, while the wig concealed Diljit’s locks, it couldn’t hide his passion for the role. The film continues to resonate with audiences, celebrating the legacy of a musical icon.


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