Maharaja Ranjit Singh's commander-in-chief, the brave Sikh General Hari Singh Nalwa's life will soon be adapted into a film. The man fought bravely with the Afghan forces at the mouth of the Khyber Pass during the Battle of Jamrud even after suffering from fatal injuries.
The rights of his biopic have been bought by Almighty Motion Picture. A web series as well as a feature film will be made on the life of Hari Singh Nalwa, which will be based on the book by author Vanit Nalwa, who is a direct descendant of the general. The book is titled Hari Singh Nalwa, "Champion of the Khalsaji" (1791-1837).
“Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa was the commander-in-chief of the Khalsaji (Sikh army) along the frontier with the Afghan Empire for fifteen years before he suffered fatal injuries in the Battle of Jamrud. Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa dedicated his life in the service of the Almighty, so it is very appropriate that Almighty Motion Picture has acquired the rights to the book. I am thrilled,” Vanit shared with The Tribune.
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Producer Prabhleen Kaur expressed excitement over the acquisition, saying, “Every country of the world through the medium of visual, showcases their legends and I think it is time for us to go on the front foot and not only India but the whole world should know that there were Generals like S Hari Singh Nalwa Saheb who never lost a single battle, whose territory was much bigger than that of Julius Caeser!”
In the past, Punjabi director Baljit Singh Deo had expressed his desire to make a film on Hari Singh Nalwa. There have even been animated attempts based on the brave Sikh commander's life. Rumours had even flown in from Bollywood that makers including Ajay Devgn and Aamir Khan are keen to make a film on Hari Singh Nalwa's life, so much so that Aamir had even requested SGPC to provide him all necessary information about the Sikh General.