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Pankaj Tripathi excited to debut in Punjabi film

IANS  |  Mumbai 

is broadening his horizons in regional cinema. After featuring in Tamil drama "Kaala", he is excited about debuting in a Punjabi movie.

His Punjabi foray will be marked by "Harjeeta", directed by

It is a biopic based on the true story of Harjeet Singh, an Indian professional player, who captained the Indian squad at the 2016 Men's Junior Pankaj will be seen playing a coach to Punjabi and singing star

"I am very happy and all excited to be a part of a Punjabi that is churning out some really good films in Punjabi. When I read the script of the 'Harjeeta', I was able to relate myself to the character because I have been a my entire life.

"My character in the is very real and is close to my heart. It is also connected to my roots in where I belong. The character I am playing belongs to Patna," Pankaj said in a statement.

The recently won a Special Mention at for "Newton".

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 16:50 IST
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