Chitrangda told the media: "It is based on real incidents and in a way, we are acknowledging real-life hero Sandeep Singh. We always look upon an aspirational value of heroes which we see on-screen, which is fictional and created by writers and filmmakers. But Sandeep Singh led a very dramatic life.
"He got injured by a bullet. Despite that, he became captain of the Indian hockey team, so it's really an inspirational story and it inspired me a lot. It is really close to my heart. We have made this film with a lot of effort and heart. We took around two and a half years to release the film, and so I hope the audience will appreciate it once it is released."
What made her become a producer?
"When I was listening to the story of the film, that time I felt that I have never come across a dramatic real-life story of a person. Sandeep Singh's journey has been incredible as he was in a coma and paralysed after getting shot by a bullet.
"Despite that, he became captain of the national team and he holds the record of world's fastest drag-flicker. So, this kind of a comeback is really thrilling and I don't think I would have written this kind of story to make a film. That's the reason why I felt that it's an important story to tell and I feel really happy and proud that I got the opportunity to be associated with 'Soorma' as a first-time producer."
The projetc is directed by Shaad Ali.
Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu play the lead roles in the film, set for release on Friday.