MUMBAI: Vikram Sandhu had approached Dara Singh to essay the role of the protagonist’s father in his film “Dream”. But after the veteran wrestler-actor’s sudden demise, his brother-in-law Ratan Aulakh has been asked to replace him for the role.
Dara Singh died July 12 after a brief illness. He was 83. “I feel very sad that he (Dara Singh) is not with us anymore. We had signed him for a Punjabi film that we will now start shooting next month and I also wanted him to be part of my Hindi film ‘Dream’. He was one of the best human beings that anyone would have met. So humble. He was the star on the film’s muhurat day and everybody present there was in awe of him,” said Sandhu.