Actor Randeep Hooda made his Hollywood debut with Netflix movie, Extraction in 2020, the actor revealed back then he was actually preparing for Battle of Saragarhi. The actor had grown a beard and hair for the movie and made a promise at Amritsar's Golden Temple of chopping off his hair after he finishes shooting for Battle of Saragarhi. However, as the movie hit a roadblock after realising the same, he apologized at a gurudwara before he chopped off his hair.
As reported in Candy magazine, he was overwhelmed with the positive response he got from the audience for Extraction. He said, “I'm very grateful that I got to work with such an amazing cast and crew. I was preparing for something else. For three years, I had not done any work, I grew a beard and my hair and I promised at the Golden Temple that I will not cut my Kesh till I complete the movie (the shelved film on Battle Of Saragarhi)."
He further adds, “Then I tried to refuse that movie. But then I literally looked open my eyes a bit wider and looked at the situation, that movie was not going anywhere. So I went to the Gurdwara, apologised, cut my kesh (hair), and went on to this movie (Extraction), and I didn't realise it's going to be such a big action film. When I read the script, there was a description of the action, but I didn't know it was gonna be like that.”
In an interview with Hindustan Times in 2019, Randeep Hooda spoke on the Battle of Saragarhi being shelved, he said, “I think the story of the Battle of Saragarhi is still begging for a better film despite all the films out there.” Before Battle of Saragarhi could make its way to the theatres, Akshay Kumar’s Kesari and Mohit Raina's web show, 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 had been released, thus putting Randeep Hooda starrer on hold. ALSO READ: Radhe, Your Most Wanted Bhai Movie Review: This Salman Khan- Disha Patani- Randeep Hooda starrer Is Strictly For The Salmaniacs
Randeep was recently seen in Salman Khan-Disha Patani starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. ALSO READ: Radhe: Randeep Hooda Wraps Up The Shoot Of Salman Khan, Disha Patani Starrer; Shares What ‘New Normal’ Looks Like Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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