After a report claiming Diljit Dosanjh is being cast in a Bollywood film on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, now leading Punjabi actor Gippy Grewal is also set to make another film on the riots, albeit in Punjabi. The story however, will be presented from a different perspective this time, and will showcase the plight of those who are left behind, the widows of the 1984 riots in the film titled, ‘Widow Colony’. A colony in Tilak Vihar in New Delhi, commonly known as ‘Widow Colony’, is a place where the government provided shelter to thousands of families affected by the riots of 1984.
Gippy recently took to his social media account to announce this film. The story of the film has written by Smeep Kang, who is also going to direct the film. The shooting of the film will start in 2021.
Speaking about the film, which is the third film Gippy has announced for the year 2021, he says, “The film ‘Widow Colony’ as the name suggests is sad enough to explain the tragedy and hardships of the survivors of those riots and the people who are going through in it. When Smeep Ji, came up with this concept, I felt like this is the subject which needs to reach out to people. And we will try our best to cater to this emotional tragedy with utmost sincerity and authenticity. I hope the audience will appreciate this with love and empathy.”
The director and writer of the film, Smeep Kang said, “When I wrote this story, I didn’t want a mere bankrolling producer, I wanted someone who will not only understand this subject personally and will involve in it completely. I am sure, no one except Gippy Grewal can do justice to this. I hope we will be able to deliver a project with which every Punjabi all around the world will connect to.”
Shooting for the film will start in 2021.