Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has recently provided insights into why he chose not to glorify Amar Singh Chamkila in his latest biopic, shedding light on his debut in the genre of biopics and the unique appeal of Chamkila's story.

Ali's latest film, 'Amar Singh Chamkila,' starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra, has garnered significant acclaim from both audiences and critics alike. The movie delves into the life of the renowned Punjabi singer, who, along with his wife, was tragically killed in 1988.

Chamkila's controversial assassination has often been linked to his provocative lyrics and double-meaning songs, which drew criticism from certain segments of society. Imtiaz Ali's biopic doesn't shy away from showcasing Chamkila's unfiltered and sometimes explicit songs, but it also refrains from glorifying him.

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When asked about his decision not to portray Chamkila in a glorified light, Ali explained that he never initially envisioned himself making a biopic. However, he found Chamkila's story compelling due to the multitude of aspects that had been concealed from the public eye.

Ali emphasized the importance of presenting a balanced portrayal of Chamkila's life, acknowledging both his achievements and his flaws. He stated, 'If you don’t show the mistakes they made, then what’s the point of glorifying them?' Ali believes that overly glorifying a subject in a biopic can make the film predictable and uninteresting.

In Chamkila's case, Ali wanted to showcase the complexity of the singer's character, highlighting his human side. He explained, 'I did not set out to make him come across as this neat and clean person, which he was not.' By depicting Chamkila's flaws, Ali aimed to make him more relatable to audiences.

Ali stressed the importance of portraying characters with flaws and irregularities, as it adds depth and relatability to their story. He believes that showcasing a character's imperfections can make them more endearing and allow audiences to empathize with them on a deeper level.