Popular Punjabi singer Satinder Sartaaj is making his film debut with a Hollywood film based on the last king of Punjab, Maharaja Duleep Singh. The film will be directed by Kavi Raz.
The film starring Satinder Sartaaj and others is called "The Black Prince" and is produced by Brillstein Entertainment Partners. The film is described as the tragic yet fascinating story about the last king of the state of Punjab Maharaja Duleep Singh.
The bilingual English-Hindi film is budgeted at about $5 million (28 Crores) and is out to potential producing partners in India. Set in India and the U.K., The Black Prince is eyeing a late September start date.
Story of the film
The film will follow the story of the last Sikh Maharaja — the son of the powerful ruler Ranjit Singh — who was placed on the throne at the age of 5, after the death of his father. In 1849, Punjab was annexed to British India. The young prince was removed from the throne and eventually sent off to England. His attempts to return to India and reclaim his kingdom were thwarted by the British. He ended up a pauper, dying alone in a Paris hotel in 1893.