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Amar Singh Chamkila’s first wife admits she knew Diljit Dosanjh before he became famous: ‘He would touch my feet’

There seems to be no end to the fever of Imtiaz Ali’s Amar Singh Chamkila. Ever since the movie came out, fans have been loving the actors, songs, and everything else. As we all know, this Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra starrer is a true story of late singer Chamkila and his second wife Amarjot Kaur.

Gurmail, the first wife of the late singer, has spoken about her husband and his second wife in previous interviews and revealed many episodes from his life. And now Gurmail claims to have known Diljit since before he became popular.

Gurmail on seeing Diljit Dosanjh portraying the role of Amar Singh Chamkila

In an interview with Love Punjab’s YouTube channel, Gurmail revealed that she felt a chill run down her spine when she saw Diljit Dosanjh playing the role of Amar Singh Chamkila. She said that when she came to know that the Lover singer will be essaying the role of Amar Singh Chamkila, she felt that the makers had chosen someone of equal stature to play the singer. She further joked that she hugged Diljit at the film’s premiere and even on the sets and also admitted that the actor knew him from back in the day.

Gurmail further revealed that the singer and actor is from a nearby Punjabi town and used to meet her many times before joining the films. They met at the Urban Estate Bank and on seeing Gurmail, Diljit ran towards her and touched her feet. Chamkila’s first wife also revealed that the singer remembered their first meeting when Gurmail asked her about it on the sets of Amar Singh Chamkila.

Bollywood celebrities appreciate Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra’s film Amar Singh Chamkila

Besides the critics and audiences, many celebrities from the film industry have shared their rave reviews about the film, praising the heartfelt biopic, Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra’s performances, and AR Rahman’s music.

Kartik Aaryan, Triptii Dimri, Wamiqa Gabbi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Avinash Tiwary, Vikramaditya Motwane, Kunal Kemmu, Zoya Akhtar, Hansal Mehta, Ananya Panday, Rajkummar Rao and others showered the film with love.

Amar Singh Chamkila was released on April 12, 2024 and is available to stream on Netflix.

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