Pankaj Tripathi to make his debut in Punjabi film ‘Harjeeta’


Pankaj Tripathi is all set to make his Punjabi film debut. Having already starred in a Tamil film ‘Kaala’ (2018), Tripathi is now looking forward to his next regional venture.

Reported on the Indian Express, Tripathi will be starring in a biopic based on the successful Indian hockey player, Harjeeta Singh, who was captain of the Indian squad at the 2016 Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup.

In a statement, Tripathi said, “I am very happy and all excited to be a part of a Punjabi film. When I read the script of the film Harjeeta, I was able to relate myself to the character because I have been a sportsman my entire life. My character in the film is very real and is close to my heart. It is also connected to my roots in Bihar where I belong. The character I am playing belongs to Patna.”

More recently, Tripathi won a special mention at the 65th National Film Awards for ‘Newton’ (2017). Following his success, Tripathi shares how his career has since changed,  “There are a lot of better roles but I haven’t signed anything after the award. I got 30 scripts in the last 4-6 months and it is the first time that I haven’t given my nod to anyone, as I am hands full until November-December. I’ve become aware that whatever I do post December should uphold my talent, my audience and the honour of the National Award.”

‘Harjeeta’ is directed by Vijay Kumar Arora, and will be released on the 18th May.

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