August 8, 2013
Rameshinder Singh Sandhu
From being the captain of his school’s hockey team to the leader of the bhangra team in college and finding fame as a singer, Sarabjit Cheema has excelled in everything he’s tried his hands at. Although his debut film Pind Di Kudi (2004) didn’t garner much acclaim at the box office, Cheema is now back on screen to woo audiences.
In Punjab these days along with Anisha Pooja, his co-star in his upcoming film Punjab Bolda, Cheema talked about the film’s historical relevance. “The movie will throw light on the history of Punjab, along with its present situation.
The state’s youngsters are enamored with the west and this has affected the quality of their language and their love for Punjab’s heritage and culture. However, if the youth get united, they can fight for a change for the better,” says Cheema, while insisting that students, especially, should watch the film that releases August 15.
Having roped in famous Pakistani singer Arif Lohar to sing one of the songs, Cheema adds that he believes in giving Pakistani artistes a chance to work in India to promote love and warmth between the two nations. “This is really important and in my future projects too, I would try to make such efforts,” says he, adding that every film should carry a message for the society.
Starring along with Cheema in Punjab Bolda is Anisha Pooja, Miss India Universe 2008, who would be making a debut as an actor with the film. Born in Switzerland, Anisha says she always loved the Punjabi language.
To prepare herself for the journey in the world of entertainment, Anisha enrolled herself at the illustrious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles, US, and European Film Actor School in Zurich. “Even when I was a student, I was always associated with theatre and short films. I believe that theatre teaches you real acting,” she says. In Punjab Bolda, Anisha will portray the role of a high-spirited journalist who helps youngsters fight injustice.