MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, known for his quirky one-liners on small screen, is all set to showcase his acting skills in a Punjabi film.
"Mera Pind", directed by cinematographer-turned- director Manmohan Singh, also stars singer-actor Harbhajan Mann and Kimi Varma.
"In the film, Sidhu plays an NRI who has chosen to settle in his native village. With the help of the village's youths, he sets off a revolution of development.
"The village is transformed into a modern prosperous hamlet, changed by Sidhu's simple but extremely enterprising initiatives," Singh said.
The film aims at making Punjabi audiences realise the importance of being an entrepreneur in one's own land rather than showing one's skills in the West where Punjabis are said to be fairly successful and hardworking, an impression which belies the visible reality back home, the director said.
"Mera Pind", to be released on September 8, is a complete family entertainer with a perfect blend of emotions, drama and comedy, he claimed.